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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.

January 30, 2023
Sophia Garms, environmental studies major in the Class of 2023, presented her research "Investigating the critical thermal maximum of Pacific Arctic Bivalves" at the Alaska Marine Science Symposium in Anchorage, Alaska, from Jan. 23-27, 2023. Garms' research mentor, Marine Biology Visiting… Find Out More
January 26, 2023
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Ellen Kohl recently published articles in "Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography" and "ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies."
‘Some we’s weren’t part of we’: intersectional politics of belonging in U.S.… Find Out More
December 24, 2022
Associate Professor Geoffrey Bowers and Visiting Assistant Professor Victor Perez both assisted the Calvert Marine Museum with the recovery of a ~12 million year old fossil whale skull on Monday, December 19th.  The whale skull was found in a concretion on the beach in Calvert County estimated to… Find Out More
August 23, 2022
Cassie Gurbisz, assistant professor of environmental studies, has co-authored an article titled, “Data synthesis for environmental management: A case study of the Chesapeake Bay,” published in volume 321 of the Journal of Environmental Management. The article reflects on the collaborative process… Find Out More
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