Environmental History Timeline

Timeline created by Richa.Dolia
  • John James Audubon

    John James Audubon
    Audubon's historical impact on the field of Environmental Education is the creation of the Audubon Society, which is for bird watcher and enthusiasts to view and identify different bird species. In 1803, Audubon conducted the first known bird-banding experiment in North America, when he banded Eastern Phoebes. In 1826 he took the bird observations and drawings to England and found a printer to publish his first book Birds of America.
  • Charles Darwin

    Charles Darwin
    Charles Robert Darwin was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. Charles Darwin in 1871 PERHAPS no one has influenced our knowledge of life on Earth as much as the English naturalist Charles Darwin (1809-1882).
  • 1854 Ojibwe Land Cession Treaty

    1854 Ojibwe Land Cession Treaty
    y the treaty of 1854, several reservations were created for Ojibwe people in Michigan, Wisconsin, a tract at the western tip of Lake Superior (near present-day Carlton, Minnesota), and the extreme northeastern corner of what is now Minnesota.
    In this treaty, the Ojibwe retained extensive rights to use the land, including hunting and fishing rights.
  • Interstate State Park

    Interstate State Park
    Interstate State Park, located in Minnesota and Wisconsin on the St. Croix River and was established because, “In the 1800s, the threat of mining the St. Croix Dalles prompted leaders from Minnesota and Wisconsin to preserve the Dalles of the St. Croix River. Working together, the first interstate (Minnesota and Wisconsin) park in the nation was established". This was the FIRST interstate park established in America.
  • National Audubon Society

    National Audubon Society
    The Audubon Society was established in 1896 and solely started in Massachusetts sue to the slaughtering of millions of waterbirds for millinery trade. With the continued support from the society President Wilson passed the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, that still being one of the strongest laws protecting wild North American birds.
  • Theodore Roosevelt

    Theodore Roosevelt
    Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, and naturalist, who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909.
  • Boundary Waters Treaty- 1909

    Boundary Waters Treaty- 1909
    The Boundary Waters Treaty (BWT) helps prevent and resolve disputes about water quantity and quality between United States and Canada. The BWT says that Canada and United States are responsible for common waterways between the two countries including the tributaries and Great Lakes.
  • The Migratory Bird Treaty Act

    The Migratory Bird Treaty Act
    The Migratory Bird Treaty Act is a United States federal law for the protection of migratory birds between the United States and Great Britain. The statute makes it unlawful without a waiver to pursue, hunt, take, capture, kill, or sell birds listed therein as migratory birds.
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    Great Smoky Mountains National Park straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee. The sprawling landscape encompasses lush forests and an abundance of wildflowers that bloom year-round. Streams, rivers and waterfalls appear along hiking routes that include a segment of the Appalachian Trail.
  • The Nature Conservancy

    The Nature Conservancy
    The Nature Conservancy is a charitable environmental organization focused on protecting the Earth’s natural resources and beauty. The Nature Conservancy was founded in 1951 in Arlington County, VA by Richard Pough. Richard Pough is famous not only for the founding of the Nature Conservancy, but also for his work with The Audubon Society, The American Museum of Natural History and his creation of the Hall of American Forests.
  • Vandana Shiva

    Vandana Shiva
    Vandana Shiva is an Indian scholar, environmental activist, food sovereignty advocate, and anti-globalization author. Shiva, currently based in Delhi, has authored more than twenty books.
  • African Wildlife Foundation (AWF)

    African Wildlife Foundation (AWF)
    The African Wildlife Leadership Foundation, Inc. (AWLF) was established in 1961 to bring a focus to Africa's conservation needs. This organization helps African animals that are on the verge of going extinct and brings awareness to the public of what can be done in order to help save the animals. Ever since the organization was established it began launching different campaigns to help raise money for African parks and in protecting the wildlife found throughout Africa.
  • The National Historic Preservaton Act of 1966

    The National Historic Preservaton Act of 1966
    National Historic Preservation Act, was signed into law on October 15, 1966, and is the most far-reaching preservation legislation ever enacted in the United States.It intended to preserve historical and archaeological sites in the United States of America. The act created the National Register of Historic Places, the list of National Historic Landmarks, and the State Historic Preservation Offices.
  • Dodge Nature Center

    Dodge Nature Center
    Dodge Nature Center was founded in 1967 by Olivia Irvine Dodge and this center is nationally recognized in the field of environmental education. The mission of the center is to provide outdoor experience and connection with nature to the people of all ages through environmental education.The center currently organizes several environment educational classes, camping experiences, provides garden plots for organic farming, and runs scouting programs throughout the year with a minimal ticket fees.
  • Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA)

    Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA)
    An Act to protect marine mammals; to establish a Marine Mammal Commission, and for other purposes. The Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) was enacted on October 21, 1972. All marine mammals are protected under the MMPA.
  • Nature-Based Early Childhood Education Programs

    Nature-Based Early Childhood Education Programs
    Educators bring the outside world inside
    ❖ Encourage children to explore the world around them and ask questions
    ❖ Everything is connected to each other, we live in a web of tangible items
    and experiences
    ❖ Idea of learning how a plant grows: planting a seed, observing, watering,
    watching it grow versus reading about it/ watching a video
  • Ocean Conservancy

    Ocean Conservancy
    Bill Kardash started an environmental organization, Ocean Conservancy, that initially focused on whales, seals, and sea turtles, but later shifted to a more board focus on habitats and a more ecosystem-based approach.
  • Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

    Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
    Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) was passed by Congress in 1974 to protect public health by regulating the quality of nation’s public drinking water supply.
    The Safe Drinking Water Act law mandates that states have programs to certify water system operators and make sure that new water systems have capacity to provide safe drinking water. SDWA also sets a framework to control the injection of wastes/ contaminants in groundwater to help prevent contamination of drinking water.
  • Richard Bresnahan

    Richard Bresnahan
    Richard built the Johanna Kiln which is the largest wood fire kiln in North America using recycled materials from an old cellar on campus. The kiln uses local wild rice in chamber to keep pieces separate with no artificial chemicals used in clay or glaze.
  • Earth First!

    Earth First!
    Earth First! began as road trip conversations about environmental destruction as the founders traveled through Mexico and the Southwestern part of the USA in their VW Vanagon Bus; here they drew up an image of a power fist rising through the stump of a tree and set the slogan to their new organization, "No Compromise in the Defense of Mother Earth!" The group's main influences stem from Native American ecological knowledge and the philosophy of deep ecology.
  • Maneka Gandhi

    Maneka Gandhi
    Maneka Gandhi was born to a Sikh family in New Delhi, India on Aug 26, 1956. In politics, Maneka went on to become the youngest minister at the age of 33 and served as an Environmental Minister for three years from 1989 to 1991. During her time as an Environmental minister, she focussed on creating different departments for animal welfare and created an organization, People for Animals, which ended up being the largest animal welfare organization in India.
  • Roots & Shoots by Dr. Jane Goodall

    Roots & Shoots by Dr. Jane Goodall
    Dr. Jane travels the world, speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees and environmental crises, urging each of us to take action on behalf of all living things and the planet we share.
    She founded Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots in order to empower and encourage the youth of all ages to pursue their passion, mobilize their peers, and become the leaders our world needs in order to ensure a better future for people, animals, and the environment.
  • The GLOBE Program

    The GLOBE Program
    Globe program was announced by the US Government on Earth day in 1994 and was launched in 1995.
    The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program is a environmental education program that provides people around the world with opportunities to participate in science experiments that contribute deeply to understand the Earth system and global environment.
  • The Earth Song by MJ

    The Earth Song by MJ
    Michael Jackson wrote The Earth song during his music tour in Austria. He mentioned, "The Earth we share is not just a rock tossed through space, but a living nurturing being. She cares for us, she deseregs our care in return."
  • Planet Bee Foundation

    Planet Bee Foundation
    The foundation started beekeeping in early years of 2000. They first started it as Marin Bee Company in 2010 to give free seminars in order to educate people on the importance of bees, their significance in pollination and installed beehives for free at many places. Later, they shifted their focus to developing curriculum to educate young minds and created the environmental nonprofit Planet Bee Foundation in 2015.
  • Roderick Frazier Nash’s Wilderness and The American Mind

    Roderick Frazier Nash’s Wilderness and The American Mind
    Nash’s literary work Wilderness and The American Mind contributes to the field of environmental education, by presenting historical context for the conservation movement. Nash also provides a behind the scenes look into the legislation battle of making the national park system. Knowing the history of how man interacted with the environment and decided it was important to protect is important to the field of environmental education.
  • An Inconvenient Truth

    An Inconvenient Truth
    Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment.
  • Richard Louv's influential novel Last Child in the Woods

    Richard Louv's influential novel Last Child in the Woods
    In his novel, Last Child in the Woods, Louv helps people realize the challenge of raising children in this technological age. He encourages everyone, especially kids, to embrace the natural world in their everyday live.
  • In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan

    In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
    "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants" (Pollan, 2008).
    Pollan advocates for a healthy lifestyle
    because he wants to make people aware of the damage that processed foods are having on so
    many factors of our lives: our health, our weight, our life span.
  • Food Safety Modernization Act

    Food Safety Modernization Act
    The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA, was signed into law by then President Barak Obama on January 4th of 2011. This act ensures that the United States food supply is safe by focusing on ways in which to prevent contamination from happening in the first
    place, rather than responding to an outbreak after it has already happened. The FSMA touches on a wide array of areas related to food safety.
  • "Pertaining to Things Natural", sculpture exhibition

    "Pertaining to Things Natural", sculpture exhibition
    "Pertaining to Things Natural", sculpture exhibition presented by 20 artists at London's Chelsea Physic Garden held in 2012 was the largest sculpture exhibition ever held at London’s oldest botanic garden. The sculptures presented in the exhibition were made by several artists that respond to the environment and the current ecological debates related to man vs nature.
  • Environmental Rules on the Way Out Under Trump

    Environmental Rules on the Way Out Under Trump
    The Trump administration has sought to reverse more than 50 environmental rules. Find more info here: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/10/05/climate/trump-environment-rules-reversed.html
  • How Trump Is Changing the Environment

    How Trump Is Changing the Environment
    The Trump administration’s tumultuous first months have brought a flurry of changes—both realized and anticipated—to U.S. environmental policy. Many of the actions roll back Obama-era policies that aimed to curb climate change and limit environmental pollution, while others threaten to limit federal funding for science and the environment.https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/how-trump-is-changing-science-environment/
  • An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017)

    An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017)
    Documentary · A decade after An Inconvenient Truth (2006) brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.