In addition to being classroom audiences, students
in the Environmental Studies program take on the roles of advisors, researchers,
assistants, travelers and achievers.
Meet Some ES Students at Colby
||ES students at Colby have diverse interests and academic pursuits. This link will take you to a profile page where you can learn a little bit about a sampling of ES students.
ES Student Action: Climate Change
||Inspired by the growing concern about global
warming, more technically known as global climate change, Environmental
Studies students at Colby have become leaders in local Climate Change
Green Dialogue Housing at Colby
In 2005 Go-Ho became the Green Dorm as part of Colby's Dialogue Housing initiative. Go-Ho residents are conscious of how their daily actions impact the earth and have made a commitment to adopting a green lifestyle. Visit the Green House webpage to learn more about the daily activities and special events of Go-Ho.
ES Students Abroad
||Going abroad? Read about the experiences
of ES students who have studied abroad in the past. If you are looking
for more information about good programs, explore the notable
programs that past ES students have found exciting and challenging.
||Visit the intern
page to learn more about how to get hands-on experience in the
Environmental Studies field.
Student Research Assistants
Over the course of the summer, several ES faculty members have supervised
student research positions in the Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Economics
and Environmental Studies departments. The various projects have been
funded through generous grants from the Mellon Foundation. To learn more
about the work these students have been doing, go to the
faculty/student research page.
ES Student Advisory Committe: Katherine Murray, Lydia Ball, Kimberly Bittler, Dan Homeier, Michelle Russell, Lizzy Schneider, Angela Warner, Lauren Hendricks, Keith Love, Courtney Beaulieu, Adrienne Bowles, Sarah Sorenson, Nicholas Papanastassiou, Matt Lapine, Kelly Kneeland. Missing from the photo: Blair Braverman, Brooke Wanlass, Andy Notopoulus, Francis Gassert, Anna Leavitt, Anna Leschen-Lindell, Larissa Lee, Jillian Blouin
The Advisory Committee is a way for students to be involved with the
ES program by providing suggestions and advice. We are looking into ways
to improve the sense of community within the ES program, coming up with
ideas for speakers and career panels, and looking into the possibility
of an environmental honor society. Feel free to contact
us with your ideas and suggestions.
Several Environmental Studies students also serve on the
Environmental Advisory Group, which is responsible for advising the
president on Environmental concerns and initiatives. To learn more
about campus greening activities visit the Green Colby site at http://www.colby.edu/green/
ES Student Award Winners
This prize is awarded to a senior or seniors selected by the program faculty who have made significant contributions to the Environmental Studies Program. Past recipients include:
2010 Megan Browning
2010 Emma Gildesgame
2009 Becky Lipson
2008 Anna Barnwell and Emmie Theberge
2007 Elisa Chinaria and Ryan Weaver
2006 Sarah Kelly and Hilary Langer
2005 Lauren Wolpin and Allison Stewart
2004 Steven Sarno
Environmental Studies Prize
This prize is awarded the senior major with the highest grade point average. Past recipients include:
2010 Samuel Brakeley
2010 Amanda Lindsay
2009 Patrick Roche
2008 Courtney Larson
2007 Katie Renwick and Kelly Bakulski
2006 Jenna Morrison and Sarah Hoskinson
2005 Brendan Carroll
2004 Dana Wheeler
2003 Sarah Bandow
2002 Jennifer Dakin
Morris K. Udall Scholarships
Blair Braverman ('10), Environmental Studies--Policy Major
J. Sarah Sorenson ('10), Environmental Studies--Policy Major
Stephen Erario ’10, a double Environmental Studies--Policy and Science, Technology, and Society major.
Tim Lancaster '05, a Biology major with a concentration in environmental science.
Heather Davidson ’99, fulfilled an independent major that combined environmental studies with a focus on indigenous peoples. Her interests and her talents won her a prestigious Udall Fellowship in a national competition.
Henry David Thoreau Scholars
Rachel Freierman 2009
Jenna Morrison 2006
Lauren Bliss 2003
Sarah Zerbonne 2003
Environmental Studies: Policy major Ryan Weaver '07 was recognized
for his commitment to civic engagement. In a ceremony in Augusta the Maine Campus Compact's Campus Civic Stewardship Awards were given out
to several deserving members of the Colby community. Ryan was selected to receive an Unsung Heroes Student Award.
A list of readings in environmental studies for students compiled by Colby's Environmental Studies Faculty Advisory Committee.
All of these books are available for loan in the ES seminar room, Diamond 223.
Faculty Advisors to ES Students
Link to the faculty
Campus Environmental Presence
- Environmental Coalition - The EC seeks to educate the Colby and Waterville communities about
recycling, water quality, maple sugaring, forest management, and other
- Environmental Studies Club The ES Club works to promote camaraderie among ES students and to encourage
interaction between ES students and faculty at Colby. Regular activities
may include: club dinners and lunches, off-campus outings, and volunteering
to help at various environmental conferences or lectures. Special events
will include: Study Abroad discussion, Earth Day involvement, Informational
Panel for Prospective students on April Visit Days, and an end of year
- Colby Outing Club - The COC
is a source of information, inspiration, and equipment for a wide range
of outdoor activities. The COC owns a cabin, runs weekend trips throughout
Maine (including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking trips).
- Colby Mountaineering Club
- The Colby Mountaineering Club is composed of students dedicated to
rock, ice, and alpine climbing. They lead outdoor rock and ice climbing
trips as well as provide free leader training.
- Colby Woodsmen Team -
The Woodsmen's Team is a student athletic club that practices old-time
logging skills such as standing-block chop, log rolling, sawing, pole
climbing; and newer events such as axe throw and chainsaw.
- Environmental Education - Members of the Environmental Education Club
teach local schoolchildren about environmental issues.
- COOT - Colby Outdoor Orientation
Trip is coordinated by the COOT committee for incoming students.