The Environmental Studies Program offers students the opportunity to study how humans should relate to the natural world, a subject that has become increasingly relevant as more people begin paying attention to the Earth’s limited resources and our own impact on those resources.
Upcoming EventAn adopt-a-wetland program, seed banks, and managing invasive species are just some of the proposals for protecting Virginia from climate change that 11 environmental studies students shared recently with members of Governor McAuliffe's climate change commission. Read more.
Environmental Studies Feature Stories
King William native researches animal behavior at Mountain Lake Biological Station through University of Richmond summer fellowship
Kayla Sherman, ’16, of King William, spent her summer conducting research on both the eastern red-spotted newt and the European gypsy moth working in the Mountain Lake Biological Station in Pembroke through the University of Richmond’s Summer Fellowship (URSF) program.
Students work with mapping technology in Spatial Analysis Lab at University of Richmond through summer fellowship program
Four University of Richmond students have begun mapping out their futures through a summer fellowship in the Department of Geography and the Environment Spatial Analysis Lab (SAL).
How to Build a Better BayJeff Allenby, '07, of the Chesapeake Bay Conservancy offers tips for being a good steward of the bay and beyond.
Bridget Ward, '11
It wasn’t that long ago that Bridget Ward, ’11, was unfamiliar with the computer-based mapping tool GIS. Today, she’s a GIS analyst and environmental planner working on a proposed high-speed rail project between Richmond and Washington.
The Princeton Review names University of Richmond a 'green' college in recognition of environmental initiatives
The Princeton Review has named the University of Richmond a “green” college for 2015. The college guidebook publisher annually recognizes colleges for environmental initiatives in construction, transportation, energy conservation and recycling.
University of Richmond to host climate change symposium April 21
The University of Richmond will host "Nature, Virginia's Economy and the Climate Threat," a symposium on climate change, April 21 at 12:30 p.m. in the Robins School of Business, Queally Hall, Ukrop Auditorium.
Piper Brighton, '15
Senior Piper Brighton interned with forager Meadows and More to study and apply sustainable agricultural practices.
Recent graduate and classics major discusses life at Richmond as preparation for graduate school.
Immersion learning takes many different forms, but for students in Emily Boone’s Marine Biology of the Chesapeake Bay, it involves literal immersion in mud and water.
Diego Leal, ’15, moved from debating human rights issues to becoming a human rights practitioner during a summer internship focused on conservation and indigenous communities in the Amazon.
Geography professor David Salisbury has developed a relationship with the indigenous people of the Peruvian Amazon—a relationship he was able to share with National Geographic magazine last summer.
Anna Sangree, 15: Internship with Shalom Farms