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Center for


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

Campus Garden Update

  • With only a few more weeks of the semester to go we have been making great progress and are preparing the garden for the next interns!!
  • The Campus Garden Club has officially passed as an Interest Group and we would like YOU to join! If you are interested, please contact Alyx Cash, Brooke Burghardt or Shane Brill for more information!

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

Upcoming Events


Recent Stories

  • For the 2015 event, to be held September 26 during Fall Family Weekend, the Center is partnering with local nonprofit  RiverArts to add more events, including new paddle races and a floating  illuminated sculpture on the Chester River.
  • Lots of things took place at the Chester River Field Research Station in 2014.
  • 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.