The Center for Environmental Studies

Environmental issues call upon citizens, organizations, and governments to grasp complex scientific concepts, address conflicting human values, and make difficult economic, political and ethical choices. The three curricular options in Environmental Studies—the Major in Environmental Studies and the Concentration in Environmental Studies and the Concentration in Maritime Studies—are designed to prepare students to effectively address these issues by integrating perspectives and methodologies from the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the arts and humanities.

The program is administered by the Center for Environmental Studies (CES), located in the Class of 1966 Environmental Center. Founded in 1967, CES was one of the first environmental studies programs at a liberal arts college.

To learn more about our work, please check out the 2021 edition of our annual newsletter, the CES Fieldnotes.

Department News

Danielle Deane-Ryan ’97 Delivers Earth Week Keynote Address on Environmental Justice

Marianne Walsh of the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy Talks Sharks at Log Lunch

On April 22, Marianne Walsh of the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC) spoke to the Log Lunch community about the growing number of white sharks in New England’s waters. Recognizing the ways in which the presence of sharks has indelibly...

Founding Zilkha Center Director Stephanie Boyd Discusses Environmental Impact of Turf at Log Lunch

Stephanie Boyd, the founding director of the Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives, returned to the College on April 15 to present “Let’s Talk Turf: The Environmental and Health Impacts of Turf Fields” at Log Lunch. Boyd, a civil engineer, ceramicist,...
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