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Environmental Studies

Environmental studies situates environmental problems and solutions in a scholarly context, working alongside other academic disciplines to build a more livable world. 

The Environmental Studies Program at Lewis & Clark, one of a number of interdisciplinary programs on campus, benefits from the participation of many departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as the School of Law and Graduate School of Education and Counseling.  We are proud to have hosted the 2010 Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences Annual Conference, June 17–20. We’re also excited to announce a new, $600,000 grant from the Andrew Mellon Foundation to support our students and faculty titled Situating the Global Environment.

We offer students opportunities for environmental research and engagement on campus, in nearby Tryon Creek State Park, in the Portland metropolitan area, in the Pacific Northwest, and in conjunction with Lewis & Clark’s excellent Overseas and Off-Campus Programs. We also offer opportunities for students to learn about and practice sustainability on campus and abroad, and our students develop skills in a wide range of new web technologies. The Environmental Studies Program thus combines intellectual rigor and breadth with practical experience in this vibrant, transdisciplinary field of scholarly inquiry; here are some recent slideshows of ENVS academic events.

If you are potentially interested in environmental studies at Lewis & Clark, please browse this special article on our Environmental Studies Program and take a look at our blog, with contributions from students and alumni.