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Environment & Society

Our vision is a Chesapeake Bay and watershed that is healthy and thriving; one in which natural systems and human communities are in balance. Our interdisciplinary academic programs promote the integration of environmental issues, social values, and good old river mud.

Lecture series, workshops, films and seminars provide new perspectives and professional development opportunities for the campus and the larger community. Competitively awarded student fellowships put students to work on real-world problems, allowing them to build a resume and establish connections in the professional world.

The Center is home to the Chester River Watershed ObservatoryGeographic Information Systems (GIS) and the Chester River Field Research Station. We also host the Chesapeake Semester and the Energy program. 

Our News 

  • In a gathering with community and College organizers of the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street that is coming to Chestertown this spring, Lonnie Bunch praised participants for recognizing the power of work to bring people together and define our common past and present.

     

  • Foreman’s Branch Bird Observatory gets a $2,000 gift that harkens to the beginnings of bird banding in the region and Washington College’s past.

  • On Feb. 15-17, Washington College presents “The New Face of Farm to Table: Insects on the Menu” with documentary film screenings, cooking contests, and lectures from leaders in the field.

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