Engaged Learning

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The Environmental Studies Department has engaged students outside of the classroom by bringing them to venues where they can expand their environmental knowledge. 

Students attended the National Council for Science & The Environment conference in January of 2012.

A larger group of students attended the Chicago Green Festival in May 2012.

The Chicago Green Festival was an eye opening and wonderful experience. Attending it only reinforced the confidence I have about striving for a career related to the environment. Involving the environment in my life is something I try to do on a daily basis. I learned that there are endless ways to do this through my career and free time and that there are many more businesses and organizations in the green field than I thought previously, making a career involving the environment possible and easily reachable. In my career after school I can devote my time to protecting natural habitat like Lake Michigan. The Chicago Green Festival opened the door and gave me inspiration to think about what I want to specifically use my degree for. Becoming involved with the Environmental Studies program was the best decision I made in my college career. I feel excited doing activities for it, talking about it, and even writing about it now. I grew up knowing I wanted to make a difference in life, and getting a degree in environmental studies is helping me do just that. I can take my passion for the environment and use that to better the world we live in. I could not imagine a more perfect road to follow.
~ Kathryn Olson, Environmental Studies Student