Partnerships and Collaborations

Kale at Miami's Institute for Food Farm


The Institute for the Environment and Sustainability partners with departments, centers and physical facilities at Miami University on several initiatives, and conducts air and water quality monitoring in cooperation with Butler County and federal agencies.  Students are involved in all of these activities, providing hands-on scientific, organizational and cultural learning experiences.


Sustainability at Miami

The academic programs of the Institute for the Environmental and Sustainability interface with initiatives to enhance campus sustainability through student research and service learning projects. See Sustainability at Miami.

Center for Aquatic & Watershed Sciences

The Center for Aquatic and Watershed Sciences is a partnership between the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability and the natural sciences to promote research, education, and outreach on freshwater issues at local, regional, and global scales.

Butler County Stream Team

Butler County Stream Team is a partnership involving:

Stream Team monitors stream water quality throughout Butler County to identify pollution threats to streams and provide long-term data on water quality trends.

Institute for Food

The Institute for Food is a Provost Interdisciplinary Innovation project to engage the Miami University community around issues of food, health, and sustainable agriculture. Its mission is to foster healthy food, healthy eating, healthy communities, and a healthy planet.

Myaamia Center

The Institute for the Environment and Sustainability helps the Myaamia Center increase capacity of the Miami Nation of Oklahoma to manage its natural and cultural resources in a sustainable manner.

Weather Station and Atmospheric Chemistry Monitoring

Funded by the US Geological Survey, the IES monitors precipitation chemistry, dry deposition, and ozone at the Ecology Research Center, and is part of the National Atmospheric Deposition Program.