News for EC/ENST students - 2/27/2023

1) Environmental Studies Department mixer, March 3


2) Opportunity for first-year students: Prairie Creek hike, March 4

FYI, the QR code has changed since the last flyer for this event was circulated last week. The flyer below has the new code. Or here's the URL to which the code leads. 

3) Social Justice Summit, March 1-3

See the full schedule here.

4) 24th annual Latino Film Festival, Feb. 28-March 2

Learn more about the films via the links below:

5) 15 Black Environmental Leaders to Follow

In honor of Black History Month, Yale Sustainability is highlighting 15 Black environmental thought leaders who are conducting cutting-edge research on ecosystems, planetary science, and wildlife — and shaping many of today’s most important conversations about climate justice. YSE community members featured include Nyeema C. Harris, Knobloch Family Associate Professor of Wildlife and Land Conservation; Georgia Silvera Seamans ’01 MEM, founder of the Local Nature Lab; and Rae Wynn Grant ’10 MESc, author, storyteller, and large carnivore ecologist. Learn more here

6) Panetta Congressional Internship Program, deadline March 10 

This expenses-paid program includes a two-week academic orientation to national politics and protocol at the Panetta Institute in Monterey, CA, with an eleven-week experiential education as a Panetta intern in a Washington, D.C. office of a California member of the U.S. House of Representatives. The internship is open to students from all majors, but an applicant should have an interest in public service. To qualify, a student must be a U.S. Citizen and California resident, be enrolled in a degree-granting program at Cal Poly Humboldt, have achieved a minimum 60 graded units but no more than 120 units in Fall 2023 semester, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. For more details, see here.

7) Bull Kelp Research in Humboldt From Ocean Warming to Farming, March 6

7pm on Zoom. Cal Poly Humboldt professor, Rafael Cuevas Uribe, and his students, Marzia Fattori and Kalani Ortiz will discuss their bull kelp research on the 350 Humboldt Speakers Series. In 2019 Cal Poly Humboldt established the first commercial licensed seaweed farm in open waters in California. They started growing Pacific dulse, a type of red seaweed. Now they are culturing bull kelp. They will describe the farming process and their research on the lethal temperature that bull kelp could resist as well as other climate implications. Register to listen and participate here.

8) "Ask Me Anything" event with Sophie Egan


9) Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability information webinar, March 7

Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability holds online informational webinars for prospective students to learn more about graduate school options in our MBA in Sustainability and Center for Environmental Policy programs. Learn about our programs directly from Director Eban Goodstein and the admissions team. There will be a time for questions at the end of the session. A $65 application fee waiver is available to those who participate in the webinar. Learn more and RSVP here.

10) Indigenous Women's Leadership: The Next Generations, March 8

10am. Join the Conservation Through Reconciliation Partnership on International Women's Day (March 8, 2023) to honour and celebrate the next generation(s) of Indigenous women who are leading and managing conservation/land relationship initiatives. In this free webinar session, we will hear from young Indigenous women who are leading efforts to heal relationships with the lands and waters by revitalizing languages, knowledges, and teachings. These young women are lending their voices, energy, and strength for social and environmental justice to ensure a bright future for future generations. Register here.


Environment Studies Club, March 6 meeting

Care about the environment? Looking for community? Or just new friends? The ENST Club or Environmental Studies Club is back up and running and excited for a new semester. The Environmental Studies Club is comprised of individuals who care about the environment and the beings living in it. The club also focuses on having a positive outlook on environmental issues and often holds meetings specifically to mitigate anxiety and fear surrounding climate change. All students are welcome and you don't have to be an Environmental Studies student to join. 
Club meetings are on Monday at 6:15 pm in Founders Hall 181 followed by an excursion somewhere in Humboldt County on the following Saturday. Meetings are biweekly. Below is a full semester calendar of events and meeting times. For any questions or to get on the mailing list email We hope to see you there!

HEIF Idea Papers

Have an idea about how to make campus more sustainable? Submit your idea AND receive funding for it. Approximately $150,000 is available for on-campus ideas! The Humboldt Energy Independence Fund is a concept championed by students where student fee money is collected into a fund that is then available to students for sustainability projects on the Cal Poly Humboldt campus. If you want to learn more about HEIF, click here. Check out previous projects here. Submit your idea to this google form by March 10.  

College Corps

Consider applying to the second cohort of the College Corps program. Each College Corps Fellow is placed with a local community non-profit organization that is focused on building a stronger and more resilient society.  Accepted fellows will need to commit to serve a total of 450 hours between August 1, 2023 to May 31, 2024 (~ 15 hours per week).  In exchange, they will receive a $7,000 living stipend, excellent work experience, plus a $3,000 Education Award upon successful completion. Applications will be accepted until all spots are filled. Fellow Applications for Cohort 2 are due by March 15, 2023. Here is also a short clip about our program. Questions? Email email

Costa Rica Field Course, extended deadline March 3