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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

  • We discussed the grant application process and planted carrots for the dining hall in our newly finished cold frame boxes!
  • In the past week we completed our short term goals of finishing the garlic and the cold frames. Now we can move on to bigger and better things!

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


Recent Stories

  • The Center for Environment & Society organized a kayak trip to paddle around Eastern Neck Island Wildlife Refuge during sunset. Below is a video from the afternoon. 
  • 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.
  • Did you see the huge pile of trash in Martha Washington Square in the beginning of November? That was a part of my thesis.