Center for the Environment

Research. Contemplation. Action.

Developing environmentally conscious citizens as leaders, advocates, scientists, artists, humanitarians, thinkers & business people.

Core Programs


Outdoor Classrooms

With over 400 acres of land to learn from, the Center for the Environment has plenty of space to explore stewardship, research and outreach in outdoor classrooms.

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Sustainable Campus

The Center for the Environment aims to create a campus where the community can live and work sustainably by using our natural space to educate students, faculty and staff.

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The Farm at Saint Michael's College

Student Opportunities

From student-run projects and internships to discussion groups and clubs on campus, the Center for the Environment works to create a space for student engagement.

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Stay Current with the Center

Shovels were indispensable for recent tree planting activities, as were crews of student planters.

Tree planting in the Natural Area

Professors McCabe and Stanger oversee activity in the Natural Area as infrastructure upgrades start to make a difference through federal easement and funding

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Author Robin Kimmerer speaks to Saint Michael's students in real time online Monday evening in this screen-shot from the event.

Watch "Braiding Sweetgrass" Webinar

Check out the webinar by "Braiding Sweetgrass" author Robin Wall Kimmerer

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Student Showcase

Check out the work students have created with the Center for the Environment

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Developing environmentally conscious citizens.

Developing environmentally conscious citizens.


The Center for the Environment strives to...

Prepare students to think and act critically, creatively to tackle the world’s most complex issues as environmental leaders - locally and globally.

Evolve the culture of sustainability on campus and in our community as a legacy for future generations.

Foster connections between our students and learning opportunities in our community, state, and around the globe.