Environmental Studies

Organization Email
127 Schaefer Hall
Main Contact
Randy Larsen
Organization Description

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

July 24, 2019
On Friday, July 19, Morgan State University students visited the St. Mary’s College of Maryland campus as part of “Touching History: Preservation in Practice,” a program developed by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the National Park Service, and the National Trust for Historic… Find Out More
June 27, 2019
For eight weeks this summer, eight students and their faculty mentors participated in the annual St. Mary’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program. SURF provides students opportunities to engage deeply in independent research, laboratory, and creative work across disciplines, including… Find Out More
April 24, 2019
Environmental studies and biology students, Kajsa Newton ’19 and Dylan Powell ’19, gave poster presentations on their St. Mary's Project research at the spring 2019 meeting of the Atlantic Estuarine Research Society, which is a regional affiliate of the international Coastal and Estuarine Research… Find Out More
March 11, 2019
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Cassie Gurbisz’s paper, “Long-term Nutrient Reductions Lead to the Unprecedented Recovery of a Temperate Coastal Region,” published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) last March, is one of only six papers selected to receive… Find Out More
February 13, 2019
Environmental Studies Students from St. Mary's College Compete in Maryland’s Sustainable Growth Challenge


On Tuesday, February 12, Kaitlin Aaby ’18, Ava Jensan ’20, and Jacob Rosenzweig-stein ’20 participated in the Fifth Annual Sustainable Growth Challenge, a collegiate competition hosted by… Find Out More
February 8, 2019
On Thursday, February 7, a faculty, staff, and student team representing the Heirloom Garden Project – a new partnership between the environmental studies program at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and Historic St. Mary’s City – received a grant award from the Maryland Agricultural Council during… Find Out More
January 25, 2019
Barry Ross Muchnick, assistant professor of environmental studies, recently presented an invited talk at the annual conference of the Association of American Colleges & Universities in Atlanta, Georgia. His presentation highlighted the numerous and innovative ways civic learning is embedded… Find Out More
January 11, 2019
On January 12, 2019, the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum (PRNAM) will partner with The Tiny House Project at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and Grammy Award winning jazz musicians from The Spirit of Jazz & Democracy to host a special event and launch a new temporary exhibit highlighting the… Find Out More
January 8, 2019
Cassie Gurbisz, assistant professor of environmental studies, was quoted in the most recent issue of the Chesapeake Bay Journal in an article discussing the effects of unusually prolonged flooding on the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem.  
December 5, 2018
On December 2, the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Marine Microcosm Lab created by Professor Emeritus of Biology Walter Hatch hosted its first open house.  With an open invitation to coral reef enthusiasts throughout the mid-Atlantic region, St. Mary’s College student aquarists Colin Cassady ’19,… Find Out More
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