As part of their interdisciplinary experience, ENV majors and minors:
- Develop an ability to discuss their ideas about environmental issues productively with others, including faculty, peers, and the larger intellectual community;
- Write thoughtfully, persuasively, and integratively about many environmental issues;
- Identify, apply, and engage multiple approaches to defining, analyzing, and solving environmental problems;
- Think critically, creatively, and independently about a diversity of environmental problems and alternatives to solving these problems;
- Develop an understanding of the social and/or ecological complexity of environmental problems through applied practice; and
- Develop an understanding of the social and/or ecological complexity of environmental problems through sustained interaction with professionals in the field.
Heading into the naturalized stormwater basin to sweep for insects.
Explaining lessons learned from directed research.
Learning to handle the bees at the farm.
Talking with prospective students about the major.
Presenting findings from research on campus trees.
Learning to make tortillas.
Exploring questions of labor in the food system trough butter making.
Harvesting pawpaws at a local orchard.
Sampling pawpaw ice cream.
Inspecting the fencing and management of a local reforestation project.
Hearing about collaboration among community partners in reforestation efforts.
Practicing GIS mapping at the library.
Heading to a local farm to learn about food production.
Visiting local businesses.