Environmental Stewardship Institute

Apply for the 2022 Environmental Stewardship Institute (ESI)

Thanks for your interest. Applications for the Environmental Stewardship Institute summer program are now closed. Please check back in the early spring.  >>

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Fellows canoeing, looking at mushrooms, and group photo + text: Join ESI 2022
Apply to be a 2022 ESI mentor

FMR is searching for qualified mentors for our Environmental Stewardship Institute (ESI), our summer program for high school-aged youth. Both STEM and arts professionals are encouraged to apply. >>

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Thanks to our summer 2021 Environmental Stewardship Institute assistants

Putting on an 8-week program for the next generation of environmental leaders is a lot of work, and this year, former fellows Naomi and Justine stepped up to help us plan and facilitate. Our assistants reflect on how FMR's summer program has evolved and share insights on their experience as environmental leaders in the program.  >>

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2021 Environmental Stewardship Institute

FMR's third year of the Environmental Stewardship Institute, themed Resilient Waters: Building Community and Connection, wrapped up with spectacular projects from our high school-aged fellows — everything from comic books to interactive websites on topics ranging from composting to pollinators.  >>

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2021 ESI guest post: Balloons and the environment

Environmental Stewardship Institute fellow Brenda drew a cautionary tale to show the impact stray balloons can have on wildlife.  >>

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2021 ESI guest post: Biodiversity loss in urban areas with a focus on the Twin Cities

Summer Environmental Stewardship Institute fellow Holly researched the reasons for biodiversity loss in the Twin Cities and gave solutions for city planners and individuals with environmental justice in mind. She offered up Bridal Veil Open Space in Minneapolis as an example of restored biodiversity in an urban area.  >>

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2021 ESI guest post: Pollinator potential

Environmental Stewardship Institute fellow Fiona researched the potential for pollinator habitat to grow alongside solar farms, as well as her own potential future in the field.  >>

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