• Students in a river hoisting up a trawl

    A deep dive into freshwater science and sustainability

    "People spend a lot of time talking about experiential learning but what’s going to have the greatest impact and stick with students the longest is seeing organisms in their natural habitat." – Professor Bloom

Faculty and student working in a stream

Fall semester (9/1/21 - 12/17/21) Wood Hall building hours are Monday to Thursday, 7:30 am - 9 pm and Friday, 7:30 am - 5 pm. The building is accessible by swipe card on weekends and holidays.  

The Institute of the Environment and Sustainability is open in person, Monday to Friday from 8 am - 5 pm.

The physical address of Wood Hall is 2295 W. Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008. In case of an emergency please dial 911.

Western Michigan University has a campus-wide commitment to academic rigor, service, inclusivity, collaboration, sustainability, and good stewardship of institutional resources.


Recent opportunities for students

Interested in an internship or scholarship opportunity for 2022/2023? See the below information and don't forget to check our job resources page for a complete list of opportunities. 

Michigan Sea Grant

Yale Conservation Scholars - Early Leadership Initiative 

Pierce Cedar Creek Institute Grant and Fellowship opportunities

Recent Books by Institute Faculty

When faculty are not teaching our students they are working hard on research to expand their knowledge of their field. Many of our faculty members have published books this past year! For full details and information on where to find these books follow the link below! 

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