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Center for

Environment & Society

Our vision is a Chesapeake Bay and watershed that is healthy and thriving; one in which natural systems and human communities are in balance. Our interdisciplinary academic programs promote the integration of environmental issues, social values, and good old river mud.

Lecture series, workshops, films and seminars provide new perspectives and professional development opportunities for the campus and the larger community. Competitively awarded student fellowships put students to work on real-world problems, allowing them to build a resume and establish connections in the professional world.

The Center is also home to the Chester River Watershed ObservatoryGeographic Information Systems (GIS) and the Chester River Field Research Station.

Campus Garden Update

  • With only a few more weeks of the semester to go we have been making great progress and are preparing the garden for the next interns!!
  • The Campus Garden Club has officially passed as an Interest Group and we would like YOU to join! If you are interested, please contact Alyx Cash, Brooke Burghardt or Shane Brill for more information!

Learn more about the Campus Garden and other sustainability initiatives at Washington College.

Recent Stories

  • 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.
  • The newest addition to Chestertown’s waterfront, created by Vicco Von Voss ’91, draws upon and reflects the reinvigorated spirit of collaboration between the town and Washington College.