Environmental Studies
Holloway Hall

ENVR News and Events


Second Semester Offerings

Study Abroad Experiences

Wednesday, February 4

Henson Science Hall 243, 7 p.m.

Students share their study abroad experiences from the past year. Come hear their stories and learn about possibly opportunities for travel!


Environmental Protection in Brazil: the Brazilian Forest Code Considered

Wednesday, February 18

Henson Science Hall 243, 7 p.m.

Visiting scholar and Brazilian graduate student Thais Muniz Ottoni Santiago will discuss the impact of the Brazilian Forestry Code and describe her research comparing the Brazilian code to that of other nations.


What’s Happening In Your City & County?

Wednesday, March 4

Henson Science Hall 243, 7 p.m.

Jake Day, President of Salisbury’s City Council, and Lee Beauchamp, Director of Wicomico County Public Works, will share current and future environmental initiatives at the city and county levels. The discussion will highlight new renewable energy projects (wind, solar, biomass) that the County and City are working on together.


To Be Or Not To Be: Scale Matters

Wednesday, March 25

Henson Science Hall 243, 7 p.m.

Continuing the environmental studies tradition of pairing faculty from diverse disciplines in a conversation on a common theme, Dr. Michael Folkoff from Geography and ENVR’s own Dr. James Hatley will explore a case study of ponds in Wicomico county and the questions of scale and its significance that emerge whenever one engages in environmental thinking.


Thinking in Place: Traditional Knowledge and the Humanity of Ecological Wisdom in Niitsitapi Creation Stories

Wednesday, April 15

Henson Science Hall 243, 7 p.m.

Dr. Nimachia Hernandez, a member of the Anishinaabe Nation, independent scholar and former fellow in the Women's Studies in Religion Program at the Divinity School of Harvard University, will share insights gained in her long-term research on her people's traditional stories focusing on modes of knowing arising through attentive interaction with place.


Songs of the Chesapeake: Music and Stories of the Chesapeake Bay

Wednesday, April 22

Lawn of Seagull Square, 6:30 p.m. (rain location HS 243)

A special Earth Day treat! Musicians Teresa Whitaker and Frank Schwarz perform songs from and about the Chesapeake, hosted by Tom Horton.