50th Events

April 20, 2020

Earth Day Conference: Earth Day@50: Aspiring for Sustainability, Striving for Justice, Crafting the Planet

Update: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this conference will be held as a free online experience. Details to come.


April 14, 2020

Tales from Planet Earth Film Series Double Feature: Chasing Coral and Chasing Ice

Update: With regret we are informing you that the Tales from Planet Earth double feature of Chasing Coral and Chasing Ice on April 14 has been canceled out of concern for the safety of our community due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This action is consistent with public health guidance to limit non-essential large gatherings.

We value your support for the Nelson Institute and look forward to being able to gather with you at another time.


March 26, 2020

The Business of Renewable Energy
5:30 pm
Wisconsin School of Business

Update: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are evaluating alternative programming for this event.


February 11, 2020

Radical Ecological Democracy: Vikalp Sangam and the Search for Alternatives in India
4:30 pm
Room 280, Science Hall


February 6, 2020

Nelson Institute 50th Birthday Celebration
11 am-1 pm
Rooms 122 and 140, Science Hall


February 6, 2020

What is the Environment? A New Book Conversation on Muslim Enviromentalisms with Anna Gade
8:30 am
Room 15, Science Hall


February 4, 2020

Tales from Planet Earth Film Series: Youth Unstoppable: The Rise of Global Youth Climate Movement
7-9:15 pm
Marquee Theater, Union South


November 15, 2019

Tales from Planet Earth Film Series: The Return of Navajo Boy
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Chazen Museum of Art Auditorium
Tickets to this event are sold out. Sign up for the waitlist


October 10, 2019

Jordahl Public Lands Lecture: Land Stories: Voices of the Past, Present, Future
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Great Hall, Memorial Union


September 25, 2019

Tales from Planet Earth Film Series: Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
7:00 pm
Marquee Theater, Union South


September 12 & 19, 2019

Jordahl Public Lands Storytelling Workshop
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Aldo Leopold Nature Center