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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. 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 also home to the Chester River Watershed ObservatoryGeographic Information Systems (GIS) and the Chester River Field Research Station.

Campus Garden Update

  • Keep a lookout for opportunities and ways to get involved with the WAC Campus Garden this semester!
  • We discussed the grant application process and planted carrots for the dining hall in our newly finished cold frame boxes!

Learn more about the Campus Garden and other sustainability initiatives at Washington College.


Recent Stories

  • CES announces the postings for three spring positions. Two positions at the Foreman’s Branch Bird Observatory and one position at the Sassafras River Association
  • The Center for Environment and Society (CES) offers 2-3 summer internships each year with the Chester River Field Research Station at Chino Farms.  

    Internship positions are a great way for students who are interested in wildlife biology or related careers to gain valuable hands-on field experience.  

  • Board of Visitors and Governors member Ann Dorsey Horner ’80 moved the Center for Environment & Society Endowment Campaign substantially closer to its goal last month when she generously donated $200,000.