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River and Field Campus News

  • WC students getting hands-on with Chesapeake blue crabs.
    Through a new dual-degree partnership with Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, Washington College environmental science and environmental studies majors can now earn their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years.
  • Students in the astrophotography lab got to have some fun with light and dark.

    When a physics professor and a digital media master gather students at the River and Field Campus to learn the fundamentals of astrophotography, the sky is literally the limit.

  • Maren Gimpel, field ecologist (center, at scope) and Jennie Carr, assistant professor of biology (with binoculars) search ...

    The River and Field Campus—a 4,700-acre living laboratory—helps launch Washington College’s environmental programs to national prominence.

  • Baby field sparrows hunker down in their nest.

    By studying the behavior of field sparrows, Jennie Carr, assistant professor of biology, WC students, and staff at the Center for Environment & Society are hoping to learn how this declining bird species could become more successful at raising its young.

  • A male bobwhite quail perches in the restored grasslands at the Chester River Field Research Station at Chino Farms.

    Washington College’s Center for Environment & Society wins a $500K grant to expand the innovative Natural Lands Project. With matching funds from donors, the NLP now has $1.3 million to bring 285 more acres of farmland into quail habitat and Bay buffers.