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Environmental Scholars

EXPLORE THIS NEW & EXCITING PROGRAM

Preview the Environmental Sustainability and Stewardship Program: Apply 2013!

 

 

 ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY and STEWARDSHIP
 

OVERVIEW

Environmental Sustainability and Stewardship focuses on the development of a conservation ethic within our students' lives that reflects upon one simple principle: everything that humans need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Loyola University Chicago believes it is a social responsibility for all people to conserve natural resources to ensure a sustainable future under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony.

OUTCOMES

  • Understand the dynamics on the Loyola Student Sustainable Farm
  • Restore a 20-acre wetland with Loyola Faculty
  • Identify invasive species and restoration of an oak-hickory forest
  • Research the food web dynamics of complex aquatic ecosystems
  • Develop leadership and team-cooperation skills through a ropes course

COURSE INFORMATION

Class is held daily for the duration of one week. The instructor for this course is Charles Bilodeau.

Please take a moment to review the Curriculum Template for this course.

Take a look at some photos from the Ecology Campus and get an idea of what's in store.

LOCATION

This mini-course is offered on our Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus (LUREC) in Woodstock, IL

BENEFITS

  1. Be the first to participate in this new program 
  2. Earn (1) hour of transferable academic credit

HOW TO APPLY

Please refer to the application instructions page of our website

SPECIFIC APPLICATION  REQUIREMENT

Students interested in becoming an Environmental Scholar must write their personal essay based on the following question:

"Scientists are responsible for interpreting scientific findings and reporting them to the public. Once scientists have reported their research, it is up to policy makers to analyze the information and suggest public policy (such as laws) that uses the scientific knowledge in the best way. Where do you, as a concerned stakeholder, enter into this process?" 

PROGRAM COST

Please select the "Environmental Scholars" option on our Tuition & Fees page for details

QUESTIONS?

Contact us and we would be happy help.

 
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Summer Scholars · The Office of First-Year Experience · 255 Sullivan Center, 1032 West Sheridan Road, Chicago IL 60660 · Phone: 773.508.7381 · summerscholars@luc.edu

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