Environmental Studies

Bowdoin Instructor Takes on ‘Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!’ Listener Limerick Challenge (NPR)

Shana Stewart Deeds, a laboratory Instructor in biology and environmental studies, took part in the show’s Listener Limerick Challenge,” in which she was asked to complete three rhymes dealing with some of the more unusual stories in the news recently. Topics addressed include gluten-free communion wafers and snortable chocolate.

Bowdoin Fellows Focus on Maine’s Food System

A growing number of students at Bowdoin are interested in working with and supporting local food systems.

Bowdoin Fellows Kick-off Summer Community Work

Two dozen Bowdoin students have fellowships from Bowdoin this summer to intern for local organizations committed to helping Maine’s people and its environment.

Professors Comment on Implications of Trump’s Paris Accord Withdrawal

In 2015, shortly after many nations had signed the historic Paris climate accord to reduce carbon emissions in an attempt to curb climate change, we asked several Bowdoin faculty to weigh in on the significance of the agreement. Now that President Donald Trump has announced his decision to pull the United States out of the deal, we checked in with a few of them again to ask them what might happen next. Below are their observations.

Klingle and Architect Discuss Roux Center for the Environment

Construction begins this month on the Roux Center for the Environment, a building that will support interdisciplinary environmental scholarship at Bowdoin. During Reunion Weekend, Associate Professor of History and Environmental Studies Matthew Klingle was joined by Timothy Mansfield, an architect and principal with Cambridge Seven Associates, to discuss what’s planned.

Bowdoin’s Eileen Johnson Joins Project to Help Coastal Towns Withstand a Rising Sea

Bowdoin College’s Eileen Johnson will be collaborating with the Rockland-based Island Institute to help Maine’s coastal communities withstand rising sea levels.

Mike Kolster to Discuss New Book at Griffin Museum of Photography

The book, titled “Take Me to the River”, features photographs by Kolster of four rivers that flow into the Atlantic Ocean—the Androscoggin, Schuylkill, James, and Savannah—as they emerge from two centuries of industrial use and neglect.

Slideshow: Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Roux Center for the Environment

The sun shone over a crowd gathered near the corner of College Street and Harpswell Road Friday evening, May 12, 2017, to witness the ceremonial groundbreaking of the Roux Center for the Environment.