MOUNTAIN ENVIRONMENTS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
The Mountain Environments Research Institute (MERI) is a new initiative at Western Washington University. The purpose of MERI is to engage in mountain research as educators and learners, researchers and stewards. The work we do occurs both locally in the Northwest as well as internationally in places like Nepal, Peru, and Costa Rica. The institute is creating a certificate in mountain research skills that is intended to train the next generation of mountain researchers.
- WWU Creates New Mountain Environments Research Institute
- WWU to host Alumnus and Mountaineer Leif Whittaker on Thursday, March 30
- WWU’s John All to Discuss His New Book, ‘Icefall’ March 13 at Seattle Town Hall
- Larry Nielson and Paul Madison to Discuss Nielson’s Historic Climb of Mount Everest Jan. 17
James has worked with mountain peoples of Mesoamerica and Himalaya communities, in areas of ecocultural wellbeing, migration, and intercultural models of transformative education. Affirming the commons, partnerships, and providing direct experiences for students in mountain communities are connections I have to MERI.