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Environmental Health and Justice JBS will be offered fall 2015
ENVS Students present at 2014 International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology(links to Nail Salon Study)
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June 26, 2015
MassLIFT – Americorps Jobs
May 20, 2015
The Ocean Project Summer Internships: RI
April 10, 2015
Zoo New England Science and Conservation Day at the Franklin Park Zoo (April 11)
March 19, 2015
Environmental Health and Justice JBS for Fall 2015
Many of the critical dilemmas that threaten our world today, such as global climate change, challenges and conflict over shrinking natural resources, human health effects from toxic exposures, have environmental underpinnings. Addressing these problems requires a truly interdisciplinary approach, calling upon understanding and tools from across the university. Environmental studies prepares students to tackle these issues through rigorous coursework in the natural and social sciences, including economics, law, policy, history, ecology and physical sciences.
We emphasize hands-on learning through field-based courses. Students work directly with community partners to address current issues facing local communities, and are placed in individually tailored internships where they work alongside environmental professionals. Students also master research, report writing, oral communication, advocacy, geographic information systems (GIS) mapping, website development and problem-solving skills. Many students undertake field studies abroad with our partner programs, and/or participate in our signature immersive, integrated semester programs, the Environmental Field Semester and the Environmental Health and Justice program.