Giving to Environmental Studies
The goal of Environmental Studies at UCSB has always been to provide our students with the best possible opportunities to learn and develop. We have an outstanding faculty and staff; people who are talented, committed, and effective. We invite you to join us in pursuit of these goals.
Environmental Studies has several targets that could particularly benefit from your support.
William Freudenburg Academic Development Endowment
This fund will enhance undergraduate environmental education, including field trips and classroom technology. It is named to honor Bill Freudenburg, who died in December 2010. Bill was the model of an ES Professor; he held the Dehlsen Endowed Chair in Environmental Studies and was a world class scholar, committed to using his work to make the world a better place for all people. He recently published an important book: “Blowout in the Gulf.” He was also an inspiring and popular educator who taught among other classes ES 1 - our introductory class, to over 400 students each year.
This fund was created to honor Environmental Studies Lecturer Emeritus Barry Schuyler, and through him to honor and support lecturers in the ES Program. Lecturers have long been a crucial component of our program. They bring a real-world, hands-on, experiential insight to complement the academic perspectives provided by our faculty.
The Schuyler Lecturer Fund has two primary goals:
1. Support our existing lecturers with resources for professional development and to enhance their classes.
2. Allow us to periodically invite individuals to teach classes (either special short courses or full quarter-length courses) that would provide unique opportunities for our students
This is to directly support student activities and development. These resources will provide for ES internships, scholarships, and awards such as the McGinnes Environmental Law and Advocacy Scholarship and the Outstanding Senior Award, and would contribute toward student-organized environmentally-related workshops and conferences.
This fund will support an Annual Lecture and Community Gathering on Water Sustainability. These annual lectures will focus on innovative approaches to the complex issues of water quality and watershed protection with an emphasis on the things that were most important to Darcy: protection of wild places and wildlife, public health and minimizing the human footprint on earth. Lectures will be open to students, faculty and employees of UCSB as well as the general public. These annual lectures will also serve as an opportunity for Darcy's friends, family and colleagues to gather to honor and remember Darcy.
Nothing can replace going into the field and getting your “hands dirty” for really learning about the environment. If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then an experience is worth 1,000 pictures. For a student, spending time in the field is an opportunity to interact with, and get to know, faculty that can never be matched in the classroom. It is vital for ES to be able to provide as many field trip opportunities as possible, and to make each as valuable as possible. Thus, we wish to develop a fund to support off-campus excursions.
Endowed chairs allow us to recruit the best faculty in the world, people who are world-class scholars and skilled, dedicated teachers. We target interdisciplinary thinkers who will strengthen the campus as a whole.
The Environmental Studies Program at UC Santa Barbara would like to invite all students, alumni, faculty and friends to celebrate the 50th year of the program with an all-yearlong celebration. The celebrations will begin fall of 2019 with events throughout the academic year and will culminate to the Environmental Studies' 50th Anniversary Celebration spring of 2020. If you would like to help to assure this once in a lifetime celebration is a success please contribute to our 50th Anniversary Fund. We plan events throughout the year and will host an Alumni Reunion and Celebration Bash in the Winter or Spring quarter, 20120!
Gifts to the Environmental Studies Program Environmental Leadership Incubator (ELI) will support a yearlong leadership experience organized around student-initiated team projects addressing local to national environmental challenges. The ELI will harnesses undergraduates’ dedication to environmental change by teaching, training and developing leaders to become change-makers and environmental champions. The ELI will be centered on student-driven projects across the domains of social activism, technology development, and policy change that seek to implement positive environmental change.
Manalis Environmental Leadership Fund
The Manalis Environmental Leadership Fund was established by alumni and friends of the Environmental Studies Program in honor of Professor Mel Manalis, recognizing Professor Manalis's long-time dedication to teaching and, in tum, provide a path to ensure the future training of our students in Environmental Studies. The Manalis Environmental Leadership Fund provides funding for lectureships, the Environmental Leadership Incubator (ELI), student projects, workshops, and opportunities that focus on advancing environmental leadership skills. Gifts to the Fund benefits students within the Environmental Studies Program through teaching, leadership and other activities.
Paul Wack Alumni Scholarship in Planning
The Paul Wack Environmental Studies Alumni Scholarship fund has been established in honor of Paul Wack, retired Senior Continuing Lecturer in the Environmental Studies Program. This scholarship may be used to sponsor a planning internship secured independently by the student recipient or as part of the Center for Undergraduate Environmental Leadership (CUEL)/Environmental Leadership Incubator Program (ELI). Gifts to the Paul Wack Environmental Studies Alumni Scholarship in Planning support undergraduate students pursuing a career in Planning.
We are excited to announce a MATCHING DONATION program is currently underway for this scholarship. Through the generosity of Paul Wack and ES alumnus Terri Lynn Langsev for every dollar donated up to $15,000 they will match dollar for dollar. If you would like to contribute to this fundraising effort you may donate online through UCSB's secure giving portal here or contact UCSB Development Officer Erin Kozaki by email at email@example.com or phone at 805-893-5254.