Gwen Frostic Lecture Series

The Gwen Frostic Lecture Series at Western Michigan University presents seminars, readings and workshops by local, national, and international experts on a wide variety of subjects relating to the environment. All events are open to the public.

Guest scholars

Guest scholars of national and international reputation, such as the following, are regularly hosted to present public lectures:

  • David Orr
  • Huey Johnson
  • Julia "Butterfly" Hill
  • William Cronon


We work extensively with local, regional and international non-governmental organizations such as:

  • Fetzer Foundation
  • Kalamazoo Nature Center
  • Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy
  • The Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
  • The Audubon Society
  • The Pierce Cedar Creek Biological Field Station
  • The Sierra Club
  • The United Nations University - Institute of Advanced Studies Education for Sustainability Program
  • Tillers International
  • University Leaders for a Sustainable Future
  • Wild One