Volunteers Need May 17!

What: Children with Challenges Fishing Event.  Volunteers will help children from the Delaware School for the Deaf as they fish in the pond by Smith Mill parking lot.

Where: White Clay Creek State Park

When: 3:00pm-5:00pm or 5:00pm-7:30pm

Who is needed:

2 volunteers – 3 to 5 PM – organize food, drinks, set up chairs, and set up picture framing area

2 to 4 volunteers – 5 to 7:30 PM – help children and adults with food, drinks, take pictures, print and frame photos, and assist with fishing (catch and release). Help clean up area, load tables and equipment in truck after the fishing program.

Celebrating DENIN’s Eighth Annual Environmental Symposium in 2023!

More than 200 environmentalists gathered at Clayton Hall on April 12, for the 8th annual DENIN Symposium, our largest showcase of student research to date!

The event featured a keynote presentation by Professor Mckay Jenkins, on his environmental justice work, and more than 100 research poster presentations by students.

The event featured prizes for poster presentations, judged by volunteers from the University and our larger community.

Congratulations to the winning poster presenters! They were:

Graduate Students: (1st) Ross Klauer, (2nd) Tasha Kaewnukultorn and Lusi Fernando Bustos Marquez, (3rd) Heather Thomas

Undergraduate Students: (1st) Holly Cobb, (2nd) Alyssa Wentzel, (3rd) Krisha Parekh

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The DENIN Network in the News

Governor John Carney on Thursday signed Senate Bill 200 and Senate Bill 207, two pieces of legislation aimed at protecting Delaware’s coasts from offshore drilling. These pieces of legislation will help maintain high-quality coastline waters and protect thousands of jobs supported by Delaware’s coastal tourism industry. Coast-related activities contribute almost $7 billion to Delaware’s economy. Sponsored by DENIN network members Governor Carney, Shawn Garvin, Stephanie Hansen and Ernie Lopez.

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Faculty Cluster Hire

  • An interdisciplinary team of faculty from five University of Delaware colleges will be conducting a Coastal Water Security cluster hire focused on water quality, toxicological assessment and restoration of contaminated environments, and impacts on human and ecosystem health arising from increased stressors in the coastal environment. To learn more, click link above.

Help Make a Difference

With the help of valued partners who share our vision, DENIN is advancing its mission to find solutions to safeguard the environment we all share. Your gift to DENIN expands what is possible to achieve in our work with academia, government, and the private sector.

Since 2009, DENIN’s interdisciplinary network of researchers on the University of Delaware campus and beyond has been investigating pressing environmental challenges facing our communities, nation and world.

The collective knowledge we gain through our donors’ foresight and generosity resonates around the planet. We inform policies that safeguard people and protect prosperity as sea-level rise threatens the drinkability of our water and the health of our soil. We help coastal communities to plan resiliency. We prepare the next generation of leaders through paid fellowships for doctoral students and research internships for undergraduates.

Their positive impact on our planet starts at DENIN. Your positive impact starts with a donation to support our mission to make the world a more sustainable place.

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