Admitted students for the Class of 2015 and their families visited campus to learn more about the natural science and mathematics programs.Professors and current students from the areas of biology, chemistry, math and computer science, environmental studies, physics, premed, nursing and psychology gave presentations and answered questions about their respective programs.
The Center for Environment & Society teamed up with WC-ALL to bring Natalie Cely, Ambassador of Ecuador, to a special luncheon where she spoke about the Yasuní-ITT Initiative, an effort to protect an expanse of wilderness and the culture of indigenous peoples from multinational corporate oil interests.
The Bermuda Environment (ENV/BIO 221) summer course is cross listed in both environmental studies and biology. It investigates the complex ecology of the Bermuda islands, the impact that human habitation have on their natural history, and methods of addressing current environmental concerns. Major areas of study include coral reef and mangrove community ecology, fisheries and tourism impacts. The course is offered alternate summers and is taught by Donald Munson, Joseph H. McLain Professor of Environmental Studies and Professor of Biology.