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

Campus Garden Update

  • 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!
  • We are working on preparing the garden for the next garden intern. In the mean time, come out and show your support at out voluntary Clean-Up Days!

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


Recent Stories

  • Lots of things took place at the Chester River Field Research Station in 2014.
  • David Rothenberg is a musician, philosopher and author who often makes music with his favorite non-human species. He comes to Washington College March 26 for a concert and talk.
  • 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.