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Community Engagement

Community Engaged Learning

The Environmental Humanities Program prioritizes community and justice in our curriculum. 

Specific Curriculum Updates Include:

  • Recasting the program’s one credit Leadership seminar towards environmental justice solutions.
  • Creating a three-credit seminar taught each spring that focuses on environmental  justice issues and community-engaged research methodologies.
  • Creating a one-credit course for all EH students who are working with community partners to create ethical, reciprocal partnerships.
  • Hosting a workshop each semester on engagement, inclusion, and justice, taught by our Community Engagement Coordinator.

Student Projects

The Environmental Humanities Program attracts passionate students eager to bridge gaps between the classroom and larger community. Our graduate students develop reciprocal projects with community partners to further environmental justice, Indigenous knowledges, and community-engaged research and learning.

Project Spotlights:

Erin O'Farrell collaborates with the Nature Center at Pia Okwai to develop a strategic communications plan to center Indigenous place-naming and presence along the Jordan River.

Skylar Fetter's research centers Indigenous women's methods of resistance while seeking new opportunities for tribally-led remediation and environmental policy in the St. Lawrence River watershed.

Esther Mathieu works in community-engaged design, in partnership with Assist Design Center.

Sydney Murray researches, works in, and develops outdoor and nature-based education programs for Black youth.

Pheng Lor aims to fill gaps and serve as a liaison between the Asian and Pacific Islander (API+) community and the local environmental movement.

Maggie Scholle researches the ways individuals and groups situate themselves in the place and understand the area in relation to the surrounding geography and land use at Lee Kay Ponds.


Last Updated: 2/26/24