Society's actions increasingly affect the natural environment, and our participation in understanding, assessing and minimizing the impact of our actions is critical.
Wittenberg's mission, in part, is to create a participatory citizen who recognizes his or her obligation to the natural environment.
Campus initiatives such as Green Wittenberg, the EcoHouse and the President's Climate Commitment have enabled students, staff and faculty to embrace components of the Wittenberg mission in their personal, professional and civic lives as responsible global citizens.
The environmental science program features working across fields to address environmental problems. Examples include planning stream restoration, improving wetland planning, mapping soil pollution, monitoring nuisance and endangered wildlife and developing recommendations for parks and planners. Our students go on to work in water resources, conservation, ecosystem services, restoration, wildlife management in private, government, and municipal roles.
A key feature of our program is research on environmental sustainability.
Environmental Science in the News:
Springfield News-Sun Feature: City interns work on environment: Springfield implements rain barrel and tree programs
Small Act: Big Impact: Is a Small Act Meaningful? Does It Matter to the Larger Problem? Does Turning off the Lights as You Leave a Room Help Solve Climate Change and Global Warming? (published April 22, 2018)
Optimizing Opportunities: Summer Pursuit Inspires Junior Courtney Lopez to Change Career Path (published February 27, 2018)
Exceeding Expectations: Wittenberg Named National Model for Integrating Civic Responsibility in Its Environmental Science and Geology Majors (published October 26, 2017)
Committed to Environmental Science: Senior Awarded Ohio EPA Scholarship (published November 21, 2017)
2017 Commencement Speaker Announced: Alumna and Leading Conservationist Sandra Postel to Give 2017 Keynote Address (published April 7, 2017)
Chemistry of Glacier Melt: One Professor's Journey to Antarctica (published February 22, 2017)