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.
Working as a NOAA intern, Erika Koontz helped map a national marine sanctuary and gained deeper insight into the relationship between research and resource management.
As a student of the Chesapeake Semester and an intern for the Center for Environment & Society’s ShorePower Project, Tori Alpaugh ’16 has gained unique insight into the complexities of environmental stewardship.
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.