Featured Partnership: Hudsonia
Bard's Field Station, lying in the Tivoli Bays in the southwestern corner of the campus, is home to Hudsonia, one of Bard's Environmental and Urban Studies Program's closest partners. Directed and co-founded by Bard graduate Erik Kiviat, Hudsonia is a not for profit institute for research, education, and technical assistance in the environmental sciences. Hudsonia works closely with the EUS department, facilitating use of the Field Station for classes, tutorials, and student initiatives. Internships are available at Hudsonia each semester and summer ranging from collections management work in the Herbarium to field work studying wetland ecology or local plant and animal populations. Hudsonia's library, Herbarium, and knowledge of the region represent an important resource on local ecology.
Both biogeophysical systems and human societies (cultures, economies, political regimes) are nested complex systems involving numerous interactions. Environmental and Urban Studies is a transdisciplinary program that examines the interdependence of human societies and the physical environment. The program strives to ensure that majors have a solid background in the physical sciences, the humanities, and economics and policy. We aim to enhance students' understanding of the complexities of environmental and urban issues and their awareness of interrelationships between built and "natural" environments.