1. Sierra Club in Detroit: Community Engagement, Activism, Citizenship & a Green Future

    August 4, 2018

    By Marvin Bell, Amherst College. These past two summers as a Doris Duke Conservation Scholar have encouraged me to examine the various ways that communities in Michigan interact with the environment. In the midst of this examination, I learned about some of the most pressing environmental concerns of our age, I traveled to Flint, Michigan Read more

  2. The Great Lakes Commission: Creating Resources for Source Water Protection

    August 4, 2018

    By Jannice Newson, University of Missouri. This summer, I spent my time as an intern at the Great Lakes Commission (GLC), working on their Blue Accounting Program’s Source Water Initiative under program manager Nicole Zacharda. The Source Water Initiative is one of the six projects that currently comprise the Blue Accounting information system. This project looks Read more

  3. NOAA: Diving Deeper into Research on Invasive Mussels in Lake Huron

    August 23, 2017

    By Jenny Par, Loyola University Chicago. This summer, I worked at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) with Dr. Ashley Elgin and Dr. Ed Rutherford. This was my second year working as an intern at NOAA GLERL.  In both years, my project focused on invasive dreissenid mussels (i.e., quagga and zebra mussels).  Read more

  4. Great Lakes Commission: Getting a Taste of Environmental Policy

    August 18, 2017

    By Yorick Oden-Plants, College of William and Mary.  As an intern at the Great Lakes Commission (GLC), my work was focused on answering important questions concerning the inspection and maintenance of crude oil transmission pipelines in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River region. These questions were designed to garner ancillary information on best practices used to increase Read more