Beyond the Classroom

Beyond the ClassroomFaculty, students and staff in the Environmental Studies Department are engaged in many activities outside the classroom that broaden and enrich the AUNE experience.

Internships. All master’s students in the Department of Environmental Studies must complete six internship credits. You imagine the possibilities and we’ll do everything we can to support your career goals. We have been developing internship partnerships for over 35 years and our connections reach around the globe.

The Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience helps communities prepare, respond and recover in the face of climate impacts and other disruptions through collaborative, innovative solutions.

The Center for Tropical Ecology and Conservation (CTEC) promotes the sustainable and just use of tropical ecosystems through research, education and student support. It trains conservation leaders and conducts research with partner organizations such as the Monte Verde Institute in Costa Rica.

The Monadnock Research and Ecological Project (MERE) promotes informed use and fosters appreciation of Mount Monadnock through research, monitoring and education.

The Field Study Trip Program makes a wide array of field study courses available to Environmental Studies students. On these optional trips, students travel with ES faculty to study natural and cultural history, ecology, conservation and environmental justice, in the United States and abroad.

Student Alliance works to increase student participation in decision making processes, community service, and social events to build a strong and diverse learning community within the Department of Environmental Studies, Antioch University New England and beyond.

The Antioch University New England garden is a community garden on the northeast corner of the AUNE grounds, where people from AUNE and the greater Keene community can combine ideas and projects on the campus grounds.

Keene Community Garden Connections is a project to install and maintain five raised-bed gardens in Keene and provide educational programs, in partnership with local service agencies, students and community members.

The Congressional Progressive Caucus Fellowship was started by the Advocacy for Social Justice and Sustainability (ASJS) concentration in the Department of Environmental Studies, in cooperation with the US Congressional Progressive Caucus. Through the fellowship, one ASJS student or alum works in Washington, DC, for the Caucus and its members every summer.

Wild Treasures: Sustainability, Naturally is a full-year sustainability education program for middle and high school students that challenges students to learn about the principles of sustainability, conduct original research about their school’s sustainable practices, present proposals for change to school authorities, and transform the way their school operates.