Environmental science concentration
Senior plants trees in Nairobi's city center
Arnold Muthogi, a senior environmental studies major, returned home to Kenya last summer to complete an environmental sustainability practicum planting trees in impoverished communities near Nairobi’s city center.
EMU senior’s Soil Cycles business by cycle collects compost
Soil Cycles HVA – “Compost Collection on Two Wheels” – offers food scrap pick-up services to residential and business subscribers.
Restoration Ecology at Shenandoah National Park
Students in environmental science and sustainability study in Shenandoah National Park and other local parks and forests.
Earthkeepers is an EMU student group to encourage environmentally-friendly practices and exploring ideas around simplicity and sustainable lifestyles.
Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine names grad ‘Best Bike Mechanic’
Ben Wyse ‘99 sets up his mobile bicycle repair shop – Wyse Cycles – in front of Eastern Mennonite University’s Campus Center on most Wednesdays. He is also the Best Bike Mechanic of the Blue Ridge in Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine’s Best of the Blue Ridge Awards contest.
Solid and challenging coursework in natural sciences prepares students to work on such issues as biodiversity and loss of species, pollution and toxicology, land use and degradation, waste management, resource depletion and energy consumption, climate change, and alternative agriculture.
Students focus on “traditional” environmental science courses from the disciplines of ecology, chemistry and physiology, but also learn the interdisciplinary nature of environmental research and issues while working with sociology, economics, and development professors.
Students may compete for Kauffman-Miller Research Awards, up to for $2500 for summer research supervised by EMU faculty.