Outdoor Environmental Education
From The Orange blog: Training to be tomorrow’s environmental educators.
Students explore transit policy and urban planning—in the classroom and on two wheels.
Green Architecture Intern
When David Weiss interned with Locus Architecture, he saw how concepts from his environmental studies classes were applied in construction and remodeling.
Young Alumni Entrepreneurs
Young alumni create new enterprises by combining ideas, initiative, and determination.
Sustainability for Global Citizenship
Students combined class time with a paid summer practicum as teams developed sustainability projects with community organizations.
Climate Change & the City
This summer, Macalester environmental studies professors and students worked on climate-adaptation projects across St. Paul.
National Parks Intern
Intern Olivia Nelson worked on water quality issues at Coldwater Spring, a nearby national park on the Mississippi River.
Why study Environmental Studies?
Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary department that offers students the opportunity to develop a holistic understanding of environmental issues.
Relying heavily on case studies, problem-solving strategies, and community involvement, the curriculum addresses environmental issues at local, national, and global levels.
The program emphasizes perspectives from the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. It encourages depth of disciplinary knowledge, breadth of cross-disciplinary perspectives, and integration through core courses and a required off-campus internship.