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.
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.
The College’s celebration of Earth Week closes tonight at 5:30 with a screening of the documentary In Organic We Trust and a Skype chat with its director.
The Center for Environment and Society offers lectures, a film screening and a lunchtime festival and farmer’s market in the days leading up to Earth Day.
Kathy Thornton ’13 has traveled as far as Easter Island and as near as the Chester River to study the connections between environment and history.