Partnership with Catawba College
The Center for the Environment works closely with the Environmental Program at Catawba
College to offer students a wealth of opportunities beyond the classroom. This value-added
education includes everything from field trips and professional conferences to internships
and opportunities to teach members of the community about topics of special interest.
The Center brings renowned speakers to the campus, offering students a rare chance to
interact with these respected environmental professionals.
It also arranges opportunities for students to engage in campus projects that positively
impact the environment. These real-world experiences offer a breadth of study typically
found only at a large university. Consequently, Catawba students receive the best of
both worlds: the breadth of a large university and the personalized education of a
small college – an extraordinary combination.
Catawba College offers four environmental degrees: environmental science, environmental studies, environmental education, sustainable business and community development. Read more … Environmental Majors
They are student leaders at Catawba College who have been
charged with the task of helping to make the Center for the Environment’s ambitious
educational efforts even better. They are young adults who are eager to develop
and strengthen their own teaching and collaborative leadership skills. They are
the Green Education Outreach (GEO) team. And they are a creative and dedicated
“These students are very committed to looking for ways they
can enhance our programs and engage others from around the campus in those
programs,” says Center Executive Director John Wear. “They are great representatives of the Center.”
Here are short profiles on the GEO members. Read more … GEO Team
Catawba is Greening its Campus
Catawba College has taken multiple steps to make the campus more
environmentally friendly. In 2004, students in
the environmental club, NatureSAFE, revived campus recycling.
Later, students in the
Environmental Program launched a Campus Greening Initiative that
spawned energy and
water-efficient measures as well as improvements in waste
reduction. Read more … Catawba is Greening its Campus