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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 national Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences Annual Conference, and have sponsored a number of exciting special initiatives, including a three-year, $600,000 award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation featuring interdisciplinary situated research spanning the Portland area to international sites.

We offer students opportunities for environmental research and engagement on campus, in the Portland metropolitan area and the Pacific Northwest, and in a variety of international locations, many served by Lewis & Clark’s Overseas and Off-Campus Programs. Our students master contemporary scholarship on environmental problems and solutions, and develop a wide range of cutting-edge computer and analytical skills. 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 albums of ENVS events.

If you are potentially interested in environmental studies at Lewis & Clark, please take a look at our blog, with contributions from students and alumni.

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Events

October 14th, 2014

  • Image preview 7:00pm - 9:00pm: The Environmental Affairs Symposium Keynote
    The 17th annual Environmental Affairs Symposium: “We the Athropos”, will hold its keynote event at Ecotrust in downtown Portland.  Speakers Lesley Head and Paul Robbins will be highlighted.

October 15th, 2014

  • Image preview 11:00am - 8:30pm: The Environmental Affairs Symposium: We the Anthropos

    The Environmental Affairs Symposium 2014 at Lewis & Clark College explores the era of the Anthropocene via keynote dialogue, a wide range of scholarly sessions, and other events designed for participants.  See Wednesday’s schedule by clicking on the link above.

October 16th, 2014

  • Image preview 3:00pm - 10:00pm: The Environmental Affairs Symposium: We the Anthropos

    The Environmental Affairs Symposium 2014 at Lewis & Clark College explores the era of the Anthropocene via keynote dialogue, a wide range of scholarly sessions, and other events designed for participants.  See Thursday’s Schedule by clicking on the link above.

December 10th, 2014

  • Image preview 5:00pm - 6:00pm: Fall Poster Celebration Session
    An end-of-semester celebration where ENVS students display their projects and research.  A poster competition is held for those students with the best designed poster, and refreshments are served.

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