Our Mission


The Ecological Stewardship Institute brings together multiple disciplines and diverse communities to promote environmental literacy and stewardship through research, education and outreach. Our vision is a healthy environment for all.

 

Who we are

ESI brings together individuals from the Associate Provost’s office of Research and Regional Stewardship, biologists, artists, environmental educators, historians, sociologists, computer scientists and environmental scientists from the NKU campus. Founded on collaboration and innovation, ESI has achieved national recognition in the area of the citizen scientist movement, specifically water quality assessment education. This innovative approach in environmental leadership promotes environmental literacy, stewardship, research and regional engagement. Components of the ESI model include student scholars, environmentally-themed projects, sustainable management as well as collaboration and engagement with the community.

Contact Us

Kirsten Schwarz, PhD
Director, Ecological Stewardship Institute
Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences, SC 347
Northern Kentucky University
Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, KY 41099
schwarzk1@nku.edu
tel: 859.572.5303