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Environmental Studies

Prairie flowers in bloom

The Department of Environmental Studies at 91社区 gets students out of the classroom and into the field. Students are immersed in an interdisciplinary conversation with their local and global environments, and discover their place within them. Whether it’s on-campus initiatives like composting research on behalf of the the campus garden, or interning with community organizations like the , students develop the knowledge and skills to engage with current environmental opportunities and challenges. 

Our Department

Our Department of Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary program that looks at the environment from a diversity of disciplinary perspectives. The environment can be studied as the set of natural systems that determines the health of the planet, or as the variety of ways humans have influenced the environment around them. Our program values the perspectives of many different disciplines from the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, and guides students through an interdisciplinary approach to analyzing and addressing environmental issues. Its majors also learn the value of using an interdisciplinary approach to understanding issues in the environment. Majors are encouraged and given the flexibility to develop their individual interests as they can be applied to efforts in environmental studies.  

Learning in and out of the Classroom

The Environmental Studies program provides opportunities for students to learn in the classroom and in the field.  Students engage with the theoretical aspects of environmental politics, history, and ethics in the classroom, for instance, while classes like 91社区ry are nearly entirely field-based. Students have interned and volunteered at several organizations in Chicagoland—including the and the —as well as on campus, including the 91社区 Student Garden at Glen Rowan and on our very own ecological restoration sites. 

If it wasn't for the broad spectrum of Environmental Studies, I don't think I would've found a job so quickly. Also, it allows me to not just stick to only one narrow career."

Student Garden

Check out The 91社区 Student Garden’s Instagram to learn what is being planted and harvested:

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Contact Us

Brian McCammack
Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Chair of Environmental Studies
Lillard 148
847-735-6285
mccammack@lakeforest.edu

Anna Evans
Environmental Studies Department Assistant
Lillard 125
847-735-6282
aevans@lakeforest.edu