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Environmental Professionals Network

School of Environment and Natural Resources



Registration for our February 15 EPN Breakfast is now open

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Ohio is home to thousands of environmental professionals working every day to make the world a better place. The Environmental Professionals Network (EPN) is a service of the School of Environment and Natural Resources that connects and grows environmental professionals in-person and online. 

Participants in the Environmental Professionals Network can access many online services and are linked to thousands of professionals in Ohio and beyond. Professionals are thus connected in a "community" of people who share their passion for our world and its environment, natural resources, people, and communities -- local to global. The EPN will help you grow professionally and be more effective in your job, and be inspired about your career.

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Networks create pathways for solutions to arise. Consistent, open, and diverse relationships designed to build and facilitate trust, deepen knowledge, and build a shared understanding of complex issues are necessary for Ohio, our region, nation, and planet to rise above our individual and collective challenges. Read More >>

EPN Student Spotlight

Each year, EPN partners with environmental professionals and students across Ohio and the university to plan, design, and host our monthly breakfast and virtual events. Below is a feature of students that have worked with the EPN recently.

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Katie Fackler

Katie majored in Environmental Science with a specialization in Ecosystem Restoration. She was the team lead for "The Monarch Butterfly: Conservation of an Insect Ambassador" project and was incredibly proud of the resources that the team built to support monarch conservation, and thankful for the friendships and connections formed throughout the course. Katie plans to pursue a career in public environmental education resources and science communication after graduation..

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Will Babb

Will majored in Environmental Policy and Decision Making combined with a Professional Writing minor. He was part of the video team for "The Monarch Butterfly: Conservation of an Insect Ambassador" project and was excited to see the reach and impact the project had on Ohioans and monarchs. After graduation, Will plans to hike the Pacific Crest Trail before continuing to serve Ohio's wildlife, people, and monarchs through the Ohio Division of Wildlife. 

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