Environmental and Urban Studies Program

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The Environmental and Urban Studies (EUS) program is designed to encourage students to engage intellectually across the disciplines as well as to acquire practical skill sets and experience addressing urban and environmental challenges. Students study in several rigorous interdisciplinary and disciplinary core courses, and complete an internship and a practicum. To balance transdisciplinary breadth with depth in a particular discipline, each student also selects intermediate and advanced courses in a chosen Focus Area. Expertise developed through the Focus Area studies (particularly during the Junior year) prepares the student for the Senior Project.
Spotlight

Spotlight


What Lives in Fog?
-The Atlantic

Friday hikes with the Bard Office of Sustainability
Join Artun Ak and other guest guides in exploring the beautiful nature around Bard with these recurring hikes. For more information, visit the Facebook page

Other Announcements
Studying, protecting, and sharing our local watershed: EUS participates in grants promoting community science, sustainable trail design, and dam assessment.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently awarded Bard two Hudson River Estuary Program grants, in addition to one awarded in 2015 to support the development of a science-based community stewardship group called the Saw Kill Watershed Community (SKWC). The two new grants are both feasibility studies, one to plan for improvements to trails along the water, and one to determine next steps for a dam along the Saw Kill. Bard was also awarded a one-million-dollar NYSERDA grant to study the feasibility of micro-hydroelectric power generation on the Saw Kill and similar waterways. EUS faculty, staff, students and partners are part of all of these projects.
Events and Programs

Events and Programs

Maré de Dentro: Life in Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas
Friday, February 1, 2019 – Friday, March 1, 2019
Campus Center, Gallery
Alan Sonfist: Ecological Artist
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Fisher Studio Arts Building
Saw Kill Water Sampling
Friday, March 8, 2019
10:30 am – 12:30 pm Saw Kill
Informational Webinar: Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Online
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Open House in New York City
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm LMHQ NYC