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With a 200-acre ecological site, rural farming communities and natural streams, rivers and wilderness locations in our surrounding area, Alma is uniquely situated for extraordinary research opportunities in environmental studies.
The Environmental Studies program at Alma College engages students in interdisciplinary work in environmental science, health, economics and policy. Real-world research is stressed, with opportunities for domestic or study-abroad internships.
Students in the Environmental Studies program have the opportunity to apply their knowledge to real-world problems through established connections with the community, such as the ongoing Pine River cleanup project in St. Louis.
Check out the ecology and bird banding research Abi Fergus ’18 is doing during the summer months in her blog Alma Ornithology: Bird Banding.
The Intergenerational Risk from Environmental Contamination Conference will take place April 27-28, 2016, at Alma College. Registration deadline: April 15.
“Scuba diving … was like looking at a whole new world. Seeing what lies right below the surface was like an awakening, and it was then that I knew that I wanted to spend the rest of my life studying this world and protecting it.” — Anna Foltz