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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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October 25th, 2014

  • Image preview 7:00pm: An Evening with Bill Nye the Science Guy ~ SOLD OUT!

    Tickets for An Evening with Bill the Science Guy in the Pamplin Sports Center are now SOLD OUT. A free simulcast of An Evening with Bill Nye the Science Guy will be shown in the Agnes Flanagan Chapel. Tickets are not required for the simulcast.

    Bill Nye — scientist, engineer, comedian, author, and inventor—will bring his special brand of pop culture science literacy to Portland on Saturday, October 25 at 7 p.m. at the Pamplin Sports Center at Lewis & Clark, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Road. The event is open to public; doors open at 6 p.m.

    At the event, Nye will delve into his early history, the importance of science education, and inspiring others to change the world through it. Nye has worked to make science entertaining and accessible for most of his life. He initially discovered a talent for tutoring in high school, and spent afternoons and summers demystifying math for his fellow students.

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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