20th Anniversary of CES

A Resilient 20 Years at CES 

The 2019-2020 Academic Year marks the Center for Environment & Society’s 20th Anniversary of being a Center at Washington College.  

The Center for Environment & Society at Washington College was created in 1999 to promote interdisciplinary learning, research and exemplary stewardship of natural and cultural resources. Its primary objective is to support the integration of ecological and social values. Over the last twenty years, we have worked to not only remain resilient as an organization within Washington College, but to foster an environment of resilience for WC students and aim to prepare them to be a generation of resilient leaders.  

Come out and celebrate with us throughout the year at one of our many “CES at 20” events. Check out our calendar and the events sections below for a list of our upcoming events. 


CES at 20 Events:  

Feb. 10
at 5:30 PM in Litrenta Lecture Hall 
Sustaining Civilization: Ancient Lessons in Resilience and Collapse, a talk by Dr. John Seidel 

Feb. 24 at 5:30 PM in Litrenta Lecture Hall 
Chesapeake Bay Submerged Aquatic Vegetation - building resilience in the Bay’s most important habitat, a talk by Brooke Landry 

March 23 at 4:30 PM in Litrenta Lecture Hall 
CES Talks 
Join us as CES and Washington College Alumni come back to share their post-WC stories with us. There will be a light mixer in Toll Atrium to follow. 

April 3 at 4:30 PM 
Public Archaeology Lab Open House

April 17 
Arbor Day Celebration with Dean Norton,
Director of Horticulture for George Washington’s Gardens at Mount Vernon
Location and time TBD

April 25 from 4-8 PM in Wilmer Park 
The High and Wides will be playing a concert in Wilmer Park, followed by the Pat McGee Band. Join us for this outdoor concert to wrap up our 20th year as a Center at Washington College and to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of CES!