• University of Delaware Earth Day events 2021

    There are a number of events this week and in the week that follows that should be of interest!

    This Coming Week in the Environment
    April 19 - 23, 2021
    Virtual AG Day - April 19-24
    Join the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources for a week-long virtual celebration of agriculture and natural resources at UD. Enjoy speakers, tours and activities with faculty staff and students from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and UD Cooperative Extension. The 2021 Ag Day theme is "One World, One Health" and will highlight college-wide research pertaining to this concept. One Health is a research perspective that considers the health of animals, humans and the environment as a single, integrated whole. To learn more about activities and specific events, click link here. 
    Tuesday, April 20
    River of Gold film discussion with producer Sarah DuPont. The River of Gold documentary film by the Amazon Aid Foundation, is the disturbing account of a clandestine journey into Peru’s Amazon rainforest to uncover the savage unraveling of pristine jungle by illicit small scale gold mining. Additional information about this lecture can be found on the CGAS website Time: 12:30pm to 1:00pm. Host: Center for Global & Area Studies. Contact Monica Dominguez Torres at for viewing and Zoom information.
    To register for the virtual screening and to participate in a Live Q&A Event with Producer and Co-Director Sarah DuPont, please click link here. Live Q&A Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Host: University of Delaware and the ACEER Foundation
    Kiss the Ground: Film Screening. We’re facing a lot of challenges right now -- this film is creating a movement to solve one of our greatest challenges: balancing the climate and securing our future. To learn more about the film visit: Time: 3:00pm to 4:00p. To watch the film, join Blue Hen Wellbeing Community regisration at Please help support the environment further by completing these short pre survey and post screening surveys that will help the work of the filmmakers so they can help educate more people about the environment and ways to save it through future documentaries.

    Wednesday, April 21
    EPSCoR Project WICCED Seminar Spring 2021 Seminar Series: What Can Economic Experiments Teach Us About Protecting the Environment?. Leah Palm-Forster, University of Delaware, Applied Economics and Statistics. Time: 11:00am. To learn more and register, click link here
    Thursday, April 22 - EARTH DAY
    The Song of the Plume: Quantifying Melt Volumes and Variations at Twelve Hotspots. Thomas Morrow, Boston College. Time: 3:30pm; Host: Earth Sciences. Zoom: Click link here.
    Diagram for a Pandemic: Anticipatory Knowledge and Government of Emergency. Andrew Lakoff, University of Southern California. Time: 3:30pm to 5:00pm; Host; Anthropology. To learn more and register, click link here.
    Join the College of Arts and Sciences, DENIN & UD Sustainability Council for an Earth Day 2021 Symposium & Special Event: "Restoring our Earth through the Regenerative Power of Poetry, Art & Actions" featuring: Neva Mistra, an Award-winning Global Climate Justice Advocate, Poet and Contemporary Folk Artist, who will host this community creative circle to celebrate Earth Day 2021 with a sharing of poetry and art of resilience, renewal, and re-imagination needed to foster meaningful Earth stewardship. The event will be followed by a Speaker Series featuring: Elizabeth Swanson Andi: “Llakichina” Empathy with the Forest: Feeling the Land Through Generations of Intimacy with the Earth; James A. Brunswick: An Environmental Justice Map of the State of Delaware; Jeffrey L. Richardson: Environmental Justice: A Report on the State of Delaware; and McKay Jenkins: The Stillmeadow Peace Park in Baltimore, MD.
    Poetry Reading: Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm
    Speaker Series: Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
    Registration is required - click link here to register for both the Symposium and Special Event.

    Gardens are Good for You. Sue Barton, UD Professor, Extension Specialis and 2021 Worrilow Award winner. Humans share a deep relationship with the outdoor world. Spending time outdoors in nature can help reduce stress, heal what ails you, build social and community bonds, help children learn and even help businesses make more money. Learn how to harness the power of observation, see patterns around you and appreciate the value of a sense of place.Time: 6:00pm; Host: College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. To register, click link here.
    Saturday, April 24
    iMusic 13: Burning Ice - An Earth Day Celebration Concert. The iMusic series returns with a feast of multimedia performances conceptualized and performed by Master Players Director and iMusic producer Xiang Gao.“Burning Ice,” filmed and produced prior to and during the pandemic by a group of brave and passionate artists, will allow you to enjoy the beauty of our planet with never-before-seen footage that underscores the crucial issues ensuing generations will likely face unless we take serious action in the present. Music:Eyes, a music visualization project from Switzerland, will join Xiang Gao in a multimedia creation of original jazzical (jazz + classical) music and visual elements to entertain and challenge your senses in a futuristic style of music making. Click link here to reserve a virtual ticket
    Upcoming Events
    Tuesday, May 4
    Framing Climate, Environmental and Energy Security Policy in the Wider Caribbean Region. Kalim Shah, Geography & Spatial Science; Biden School of Public Policy. Time: 12:30pm to 1:20pm; Host: Center for Global & Area Studies; To receive Zoom link: RSVP to Monica Dominguez Torres at
    Wednesday, May 5
    Molecular-Level Insights into How Liquid Water Influences Catalytic Phenomena at Water/Catalyst and Water/Electrocatalyst Interfaces. Rachel Getman, Clemson University. Time: 10:00am; Host: Center for Catalytic Science and Technology. Registration is required. To register. click link here.
    Thursday, May 6
    Applying Geochemical Tools in Environmental and Ecological Research. Miling Li, University of Delaware. Time: 3:30pm; Host: John Madsen, Earth Sciences; Zoom: Check with host/department for the link 
    Tuesday, May 11
    Sea Level Rise in Delaware: Assessing the Challenge and Path Forward. Philip Barnes, Biden School of Public Policy. Time: 12:30pm to 1:20pm; Host: Center for Global & Area Studies; To receive Zoom link: RSVP to Monica Dominguez Torres at

    Wednesday, May 19
    EPSCoR Project WICCED Seminar Spring 2021 Seminar Series: Education and Outreach in a Changing Coastal Environment. 
    Yolanda Williams-Bey and Jeanette Miller, University of Delaware, Delaware Environmental Institute. Time: 11:00am. To learn more and register, click link here
    Applications for 2021-2023 DENIN Environmental Fellowships are open. The deadline is April 30, 2021. The fellowship is open to current University of Delaware doctoral students with an environmental focus whose advisers are DENIN-affiliated faculty members. Fellows are required to provide a brief written report annually, to lead or attend certain DENIN events, and to make occasional presentations to the DENIN or EPSCoR communities. The fellowship begins in September and provides funding for two years. To learn more, click link here.
    DOD Anticipating Threats to Natural Systems (ACTIONS) Project Undergraduate Summer 2021 Internships. Applications are now open and specific projects are listed on our DENIN website and the online application can be found here
    Greenist Blue Hen 2021 Earth Day Challenge: Restoring Our Earth Through Creative Communications & Actions. All level of students are encouraged to participate in this year's challenge. There are a number of events and activities planned that students can get points for. Entries allowed: Traditional art (painting, cloth art etc); Digital visual media (e.g. video/photograph); Digital audio media (poem recital). To learn more, click link here.

    NASA EPSCoR RID Seed Grant Program Announcement. The NASA EPSCoR Program will sponsor a Research Infrastructure Development (RID) grant to the state of Delaware. A principal goal of the program is to develop competitive research and technology for the solution of scientific and technical problems in areas of strategic importance to NASA’s mission: to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery, and aeronautics research. The due date for proposals is Friday, May 7, 2021. To learn more, click link here.
    Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship, Shoreline and Waterway Management Section Summer Intern 2021
    The DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship, Shoreline and Waterway Management Section (SWMS) is seeking an intern to assist with Section projects for a 10 to 12-week period in the summer of 2021. The intern will be expected to work remotely, and the work location for this position will be Dover or Lewes, DE, should DNREC’s offices resume in-person work during summer 2021. The intern’s work will support SWMS’s mission of maintaining and improving Delaware’s shoreline and waterways. To learn more, click link here.