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The Environmental Studies Program prepares students to address complex environmental problems requiring knowledge and skills from multiple science, social science, and humanities disciplines.

April 18, 2022
Maryland Sea Grant recently awarded Dr. Cassie Gurbisz, assistant professor of environmental studies, funding for a new two-year project to study a type of algae known as cyanobacteria in the Chesapeake Bay. These cyanobacteria have been expanding recently -- a concerning trend because they are… Find Out More
July 12, 2021
On July 2, St. Mary’s College of Maryland held its annual St. Mary’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program, which provides students opportunities to engage deeply in independent research, laboratory, and creative work across disciplines, under the guidance and with the expertise of… Find Out More
March 23, 2021
St. Mary’s College of Maryland Adjunct Professor Susan Langley is the Maryland State Underwater Archaeologist and a member of both the anthropology and new marine science programs. SMCM student McKenna Litynski ’21 (environmental studies) organized the video conference as an Independent Study… Find Out More
March 22, 2021
This year, the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) is hosting a virtual annual conference and St. Mary’s College is participating at many levels.  Professor of Anthropology Bill Roberts serves on the 2021 Program Committee and took the lead on organizing three sessions involving SMCM faculty,… Find Out More
March 9, 2021
Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies Laura B. Schneider has published an article in the journal Science & Children with Kayce Wills, a staff member at Duke Elementary in Leonardtown, Maryland. The article is titled “Why Are There Coral in the Cliffs?: Engaging third graders in a… Find Out More
October 28, 2020
Ellen Kohl, assistant professor of environmental studies and affiliate faculty of WGSX, published an article, "'Some we’s weren’t part of we': intersectional politics of belonging in U.S. environmental justice activism," in the journal Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography.… Find Out More
September 8, 2020
Laura B. Schneider, adjunct professor of environmental studies, has published an article in the journal Science & Children with Faith Farren, a primary-grade teacher at Starmaker School for Early Education in California, Maryland. The audience for the article is second grade teachers.

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September 3, 2020
Ellen Kohl, assistant professor of environmental studies, recently partnered with Ridge Elementary School to secure a $5,000 Chesapeake Land Trust grant to implement an outdoor classroom at Ridge Elementary School. The grant and plans for the outdoor classroom were developed as a partnership… Find Out More
August 25, 2020
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Ellen Kohl was recently awarded a $14,117 grant from the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI) for her project titled: Implications of Trump Administration Policies on Environmental Justice Activists. The award is part of a larger project… Find Out More
August 7, 2020
Cassie Gurbisz, assistant professor of environmental studies, has received a grant for $19,073 from the Ferry Cove Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding the Chesapeake Bay oyster aquaculture industry. Partnering with Dr. Jeremy Testa from University of Maryland Center for… Find Out More