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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. They learn the latest debates and practices related to biological conservation, climate change, environmental health, natural resource management, sustainability and sustainable development, and other current environmental topics. 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 17th, 2015

  • Image preview 8:00am - 4:30pm: ENVX: Getting into the Gorge

    Interested in a free and informational trip to the Columbia River Gorge? Join Environment Across Boundaries symposium members and a park ranger for a day of light trail maintenance and hiking on Saturday, October 17 at Beacon Rock State Park. Sign up at  Space is limited!

October 20th, 2015

  • Image preview 7:00pm - 8:30pm: ENVX: Keynote Event - Across Boundaries, The Art of Elizabeth Demaray
    Elizabeth Demaray will deliver her keynote address for the 2015 Environment Across Boundaries Symposium in conjunction with the premiere of her exhibition titled “Across Boundaries, The Art of Elizabeth Demaray” at Lewis & Clark College on Tuesday, October 20th at 7:00pm in the Stamm Dining Room of Templeton.  Come join us!

October 21st, 2015

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