College of the Environment

College of the Environment

The most important challenge facing current and future generations of humans will be the quality of the environment and the allocation of dwindling natural resources among populations. In the face of severe challenges, we believe in the possibility of changing the trajectory of humans on the planet for the better. To that end, Wesleyan’s College of the Environment seeks to develop informed citizens who can discuss environmental issues from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, understand their connections to social or political issues, and derive well-formulated independent conclusions.

COE 2018-19 Academic Year Events

Saturday, September 29: Where on Earth Are We Going?

16th Annual Robert Schumann Environmental Studies Symposium
Exley Science Center, Tishler Room 150
FREE and open to the public!

9:00 am         Welcome by Barry Chernoff, Chair, College of the Environment
9:10 am         “Is Animism Good to Think With?"
                      Asst. Professor Justine Quijada, College of the Environment, Dept. of Religion

10:30 am       “Motivating Environmentalism through Our Visceral Fears of Infections" 
                      Professor Fred Cohan, College of the Environment, Dept. of Biology

Saturday, October 13, 2018: Pumpkin Fest

noon to 4 pm
Long Lane Farm, Middletown
Rain date: Sunday, October 14, 2018
FREE and open to the public!

Save the date for the annual Long Lane Farm Pumpkin Festival! Tours of the farm, crafts, activities, student groups, free veggie burgers and cider, student bands and much more! Details to come.