Department of Environmental Science and Policy

ESP Student Group

Our Mission:

To promote environmental awareness, activism, and enjoyment through participation in community service, education, and outdoor activities.

History:

The ESP Student Group was founded in 1995 by a small group of our first students to foster involvement and community. The mission and focus remains since our founding. 

Meetings:

Late each spring, new Student Group officers are elected: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Event Coordinator, and representative to Board of Student Organizations (BSO).

Monthly meeting times vary each year depending on the Group's activities and the officers' schedules and planning needs. Meetings center on upcoming activities, issues, and fundraising.

Events:

The group organizes various activities and events depending on interests, commitments, and tradition. Most events include a community outreach or outdoor activity such as hiking, sledding, or snowshoeing. Traditionally, the group hosts a Welcome Back Picnic in September, a holiday potluck in December, and an Earth Day event.

Each year the group volunteers work with Portland Trails, local Soil and Water Conservation Districts, the New England Regional Science Bowl, and for local programs that promote environmental awareness, conservation, and education. 

Student Group Officers for 2016-2017

Co-Presidents: Victoria Hill and Owen Blease

Vice President: Matthew Jones

Secretary: Kassandra Girard

Treasurer: Chi Bui

BSO Representatives: Nate Cronauer, Elizabeth Mitchell,James Yelle, and Shereen Bahadori-Toolabi

For More Information

If you are interested in the ESP Student Group or want to learn more, contact the ESP Student Group President: victoria.p.hill@maine.edu  or  owen.blease@maine.edu