Do you enjoy going to class in the lab or field? Thrive working with fungi, birds, fish, mammals, or trees? Dream of landing a "green collar" job in business? Want to push for policy toward sustainable development? Are you inspired to organize your community toward sustainability and social justice? ENVS students do these things.
We believe today's environmental problems require interdisciplinary thinking and integrated solutions. Our department trains students to see these problems from multiple perspectives: scientific, humanistic, political, ethical, cultural, historical, and geographic. Students have opportunities to do original, hands-on, mentored projects in the context of science, social values, and economic and political realities.
ENVS faculty also involve students in their research focused on local freshwater quality, soil contamination, archaeology, forest management, aquaponics, sustainability in the global south, local environmental history, policy, and communication about current environmental issues.
We are a small close-knit community inside and outside the classroom. The Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences at Ithaca College is an exciting place from which to launch your environmental career.
Environmental Science major, Rachel Barone, discusses her summer work at Argonne National Lab .
SOUTH HILL FOREST PRODUCTS: Sweet Sap and Fresh Faces https://southhillforestproducts.squarespace.com/blog/2016/2/2/2016-sweet-sap-and-fresh-faces
IC STUDENTS TO REVITALIZE TERRACE DINING HALL ROOFTOP GARDENS http://theithacan.org/news/ic-students-to-revitalize-terrace-dining-hall-rooftop-gardens/
TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS class uses 3D printer to make water filters
ALLUVIAN (an undergraduate journal integrating science, nonfiction narratives, and creative responses to environmental change) IS NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR INAUGURAL ISSUE ON NATURE AND THE CITY http://alluvian.space/home/
ITHACA COLLEGE NATURAL LANDS: MANAGING FOR MULTIPLE USES & ENHANCING ECOSYSTEM SERVICES ON EDUCATIONAL LANDSCAPES http://www.icnaturallands.com/