A world apart.
Our location—between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic beaches—provides unique opportunities for environmental study.
In a predominantly rural area projecting rapid growth, our students use the Chesapeake Bay region—its farms and waterways, its history and culture, its people and their environmental concerns—as a learning laboratory. The Chester River is at the College’s back door, and research opportunities are available on campus and nearby.
The interdisciplinary major for environmental studies is designed to educate students of diverse backgrounds and interests about the nature and complexity of environmental issues.
Environmental studies encompass theories of global environmental change, how the change influences the quality of life, and our relationship to the world around us. Students are encouraged to participate in internships and summer research programs and complete a minor in an allied field of study.
Author Ann Vileisis, speaking March 6, will map how we lost our way on the road from farm to table, and chart a return to “a purposeful palate.”
When she volunteered to help commission the College’s new MASS Spec lab, Sarah Winters ’14 had no idea it would lead to a summer research fellowship and a trip to an international conference in San Francisco.
Run by the Center for Environment & Society and funded by the Town Creek Foundation, the ShorePower project will help four more Eastern Shore towns reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.