Environmental Studies

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
November 20, 2018
St. Mary’s College of Maryland Visiting Professor of Biology Seabird McKeon has released the first episodes of “The Naturalist Podcast” (www.naturalistpodcast.com) from the new Maryland location. Covering all aspects of local and distant natural history, the podcast is a conversational adventure in… Find Out More
November 14, 2018
Seabird McKeon, a visiting faculty member with St. Mary's College department of biology, has been named the natural history special initiatives coordinator for the Ecological Society of America. In this national role, McKeon will be championing the role of natural history clubs and organizations on… Find Out More
August 17, 2018
St. Mary’s College Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Cassie Gurbisz’s research on Chesapeake Bay grasses is featured in an article in today’s Baltimore Sun. The article discusses the impact of flooding on oysters and grasses as another surge of stormwater and pollution flows through… Find Out More
July 17, 2018
Barry Muchnick, assistant professor of environmental studies, published an article in June 2018 in the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences. In “The Challenge of Coordinated Climate Change Education,” Muchnick and his co-authors highlight how sustainability educators can more effectively… Find Out More
June 28, 2018
For eight weeks this summer, nine students participated in the annual St. Mary’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), diving into research topics of their own choosing with guidance from faculty mentors representing a diverse sampling of the college’s departments.


On Friday, July 6,… Find Out More
June 14, 2018
Barry Muchnick, assistant professor of environmental studies, had an article featured in the Autumn 2017 issue of Annals of Wyoming: The Wyoming History Journal. The article, “Museum on the Hoof: Mid-Century Science and Society at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Park,” uses a case study analysis approach… Find Out More
June 1, 2018
The Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) awarded Barry Muchnick, assistant professor of environmental studies at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a mini-grant to advance civic learning and social responsibility as expected dimensions within students’ majors.

Muchnick's… Find Out More
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