Research is emphasized throughout the Environmental Studies curriculum, from the introductory course to the senior seminars. The Environmental Studies Program provides opportunities for majors to undertake research through independent study or honors work. A limited number of research assistantships are available each summer and during the academic year for students to work with faculty on specific environmental research projects. The Environmental Studies Program is also affiliated with the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, an innovative initiative designed to engage students and faculty in projects in the local, state, national, and international communities where they study. Our faculty and students collaborate with partners from the college, local communities, and Maine to study watershed degradation and conservation in the Belgrade Lakes, and a wide range of other projects that are national and international in scope.Students typically present their research findings during the annual Colby Liberal Arts Symposium or at regional, national, and international professional meetings.
Colby Liberal Arts SymposiumGoldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic EngagementES Honors
F. Russell Cole Distinguished Lectureship in Environmental Studies