Three MIIS students discuss their experiences completing the Institute’s Professional Service Semester. Their stories illustrate how experiential learning positively impacts MIIS students in developing their professional careers.
The story of climate change is not a simple one, not easy to tell. Middlebury student Kamryn You Mak weaves a readable, light, yet profound tale, as she connects the deep threads and through lines of a changing planet to her own experience in her article “Ice Plant = Climate Change,” a Planet Forward StoryFest 2022 finalist.
Stories include: The Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary Needs Your Support; The Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics, Volume 8, Issue 2, published; The Middlebury Climate Change Semester: Inaugural Program Begins; The Ocean Needs Our Help-Now.
January 2022 marked the start of the first-ever Middlebury Climate Change Semester program, a unique and much-anticipated collaboration between Middlebury College in Vermont, and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) at Monterey. Undergraduate students from Middlebury College have joined graduate students at MIIS to study place-based examples of climate change, environmental history, and environmental justice.
Stories include: New reports from the Center for the Blue Economy on the Economic Value of America’s Estuaries and Recreation on the California Coast; Contributions to the Economist Group’s World Ocean Initiative, Wilson Center’s Transatlantic Blue Economy Initiative, COP26, WWF articles, NOAA publication Visualizing the Three-Dimensional Footprint of Ocean Uses, and Virtual Reality DIVE-An Inspiring Journey through California’s Marine Protected Areas; CBE Celebrates its Ten Year Anniversary.
The Center for the Blue Economy celebrates Alice McGown, a master’s candidate pursuing International Environmental Policy, who will attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow next week. She will bring one simple message to the nations of the world: leave fossil fuels in the ground.