Upcoming Events

Spring 2024

April 9, 2024

12:45 - 2:05pm Lecture in Gerstenzang 124 (Science Complex)
2:05 - 3:00pm Reception in the Shapiro Science Center Atrium

Join Professor Hitchcock’s Conservation Biology course for a special guest lecture by Brian Donahue, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies and American Studies.

Professor Donahue will speak about a food vision for New England that calls on diverse partners to advance land protection and nature conservation as a critical means of improving the health and well-being of nature and the people who depend on it.

Past Events

March 12, 2024

Directed by David Abel and Ted Blanco, the film INUNDATION DISTRICT explores how one city ignored climate threats, spending billions building a new waterfront district —at sea level, on landfill, and in the bullseye of rising seas. ENVS held a special screening and question & answer session with one of the directors, David Abel.

March 7, 2024

Launched in 2015 through Hispanic Access Foundation, MANO Project (My Access to Network Opportunities) connects, builds and develops young leaders of color who share a passion for serving and strengthening their communities. The ENVS UDRs held an information session for students to learn about paid internship and paid fellowship programs to apply for through The MANO Project. You may watch the recording here.

February 28, 2024

Celebrated ecologist, educator and author Robin Wall Kimmerer, whose work unifies science with traditional knowledge in pursuit of a deeper understanding of the natural world, has been selected as the 2024 Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life.

During her residency, Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer presented a public lecture on "Restoration and Reciprocity: Healing Relationships With the Natural World". 

Ecological restoration can be understood as an act of reciprocity, in return for the gifts of the earth. This talk explored the ecological and ethical imperatives of healing the damage we have inflicted on our land and waters. The evolution of restoration philosophy and practice were traced in the talk and the audience considered how integration of indigenous knowledge can expand our understanding of restoration from the biophysical to the biocultural. Reciprocal restoration includes not only healing the land, but our relationship to land. In healing the land, we are healing ourselves.

Read about her award and residency here