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EUS Partner Programs

EUS Partner Programs
EUS is an interdisciplinary program, integrating different academic disciplines, and a range of non-academic programs. Our partners, both on-campus and off-campus, help engage the student body with the natural, built, and social communities (locally, nationally, and internationally). Networking is key, so consider campus resources like the Bard CDO (Career Development Office) and networking tips like these.

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Michele Dominy
Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies
Director of Environmental and Urban Studies

Bard College
PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
Email: mdominy@bard.edu
Phone: 845-758-7870

Bard Center for Environmental Policy

Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Eban Goodstein, Director

An innovative, interdisciplinary graduate program for aspiring environmental leaders. Bard CEP offers graduate courses that are cross-listed with EUS. Topics include agriculture, climate science, and environmental policy. EUS students can choose the 3+2 program with CEP to receive an undergraduate and a graduate degree in 5 total years.

Bard College Archaeology

Bard College Archaeology
Christopher Lindner, Director of the Bard Archaeology Field School

Anthropological archaeology at Bard has its focus on the Mid-Hudson Valley, within an hour's drive of the campus. Courses and tutorials take place in autumn and spring, with summer often centering on an intensive archaeological field school. Students in Archaeology at Bard College have the opportunity to study both ancient and historical archaeology, hands-on and in-depth. Adjacent to the Bard campus, the islands, embayments, wetlands, and bluffs of the Tivoli Bays have been occupied by native peoples at least as far back as 9,000 years ago. The College lands have been the scene of historical activity for almost three centuries. Students gain practical experience on diverse Cultural Resource Management projects at Bard and nearby. Graduates have gone on to attain advanced degrees and join the profession.

Bard College Farm

Bard College Farm

John-Paul Sliva: Farm Manager
Paul Marienthal: Farm Director

The Bard Farm is a 1.25 acre urban farm that organically grows produce to sell to Chartwells, the campus dining service. Located on the northern edge of Bard’s beautiful 900 acre Hudson Valley campus, the farm, worked by students, is visible and accessible to all. A site of inspiration that demonstrates the realities of small-scale farming and enriches the local food culture.  Simply put, the Bard Farm grows tons of food that is saturated with wholesome values that strive to treat our world and inhabitants fair.

Bard Office of Sustainability (BOS)

Bard Office of Sustainability (BOS)
Laurie Husted: Sustainability Manager

The office of sustainability works on making buildings and grounds, residence life, and our food system more sustainable through smart purchasing, policy changes, and education.

Bard Sustainability Council

Bard Sustainability Council
Laurie Husted, Co-Chair

The Sustainability Council (SC) advises the College on sustainability issues, and collaborates on sustainability events such as the Stabilization Wedge Workshop, Campus to Congress Leadership events, and Polar Plunges. Additionally, they helped move the college along the STARS spectrum from a silver rating to a gold rating for the 2011-2014 reporting period. The SC awards mini grants of up to $2000 to faculty and staff to develop research projects, classes, pedagogies, or projects on the Annandale campus (or the surrounding region) that promote themes of sustainability. Proposals are accepted one to two times per year. Contact reduce@bard.edu for application materials or click on the link below for more information on the council and the Bard Office of Sustainability. 

Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies

Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies
Felicia Keesing, Visiting Scientist
Eli Dueker, Visiting Scientist

The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is one of the world’s leading independent environmental research organizations. Bard EUS/biology professors including Dr. Felicia Keesing and Dr. Eli Dueker collaborate with Cary on disease ecology, forest and freshwater health, climate change, urban ecology, and invasive species. Cary institute hosts many fascinating lectures on ecology and environmental science at their Millbrook, NY campus (close to Bard). Check out this link to Cary's public events.

Center for Civic Engagement (CCE)

Center for Civic Engagement (CCE)
Jonathan Becker, Director
Erin Cannan, Dean of Engagement and Deputy Director of CCE

The Center for Civic Engagement at Bard College embodies the fundamental belief that education and civil society are inextricably linked. In an age of information overload, it is more important than ever that citizens be educated and trained to think critically and be actively engaged with issues affecting public life. Through its educational endeavors in the United States and abroad, CCE demonstrates a firm conviction that institutions of higher education can and should operate in the public interest. 

CCE and the Bard network use their resources to develop vibrant and sustainable programs that tackle critical issues of education and public policy. With an entrepreneurial spirit and a sense of civic duty inspired by social consciousness, the Center for Civic Engagement creates and sustains reciprocal programs and relationships locally, nationally, and globally.

Hudsonia

Hudsonia
Erik Kiviat, Executive Director

Hudsonia Ltd., founded in 1981, is a not-for-profit institute for research, education, and technical assistance in the environmental sciences. Hudsonia professionals make the most of available information and original data to help other professionals and the public make the best decisions regarding our environment and natural resources. We specialize in acquiring and interpreting accurate, up-to-date, site specific information, and we provide the science that other organizations and individuals need for decision-making. We conduct pure and applied research on natural and social science aspects of the environment, produce educational publications, and offer courses and seminars.

Landscape and Arboretum Program

Landscape and Arboretum Program
Amy Parrella, Director

The Landscape and Arboretum Program at Bard College enhances the aesthetic, educational, and public services of the College and promotes plant conservation and preservation and the essential character of the landscape. Bard’s 550-acre campus, in the heart of New York’s Hudson River Valley, is rich in history and full of natural beauty. The campus has long been recognized for its spectacular gardens and superb collection of living trees and plants—in fact, many of the Valley’s most notable trees are located at Bard. The Landscape and Arboretum Program was formed with the charge of preserving and cultivating the campus’s horticultural assets. The Arboretum Program formalizes the College’s dedication to caring for its unique landscape and opens the door to horticultural education, outreach, and research.

Saw Kill Watershed Community (SKWC)

Saw Kill Watershed Community (SKWC)

Eli Dueker, Founder and Interim Director
Karen Schneller-McDonald, Interim Outreach Coordinator
Sheila Buff, Interim Media Coordinator
Carolyn Klocker, Interim Meeting Facilitator

The Saw Kill Watershed Community (SKWC) protects the Saw Kill watershed and its ecological, recreational, and historic resources through hands-on science, education, and advocacy. If you are interested in getting involved with research, education, stewardship, or municipal projects on the Saw Kill or its watershed, please contact SawKillWatershedCommunity@gmail.com or 845-752-4852.

The Montgomery Place Campus

The Montgomery Place Campus
Amy Husten, Managing Director, Montgomery Place Campus

Montgomery Place, a 380-acre estate adjacent to the main Bard College campus and overlooking the Hudson River, is a designated National Historic Landmark set amid rolling lawns, woodlands, and gardens, against the spectacular backdrop of the Catskill Mountains. Renowned architects, landscape designers, and horticulturists worked to create an elegant and inspiring country estate consisting of a mansion, farm, orchards, farmhouse, and other smaller buildings. The Montgomery Place estate was owned by members of the Livingston family from 1802 until the 1980s. In 1986, Livingston heir John Dennis Delafield transferred the estate to Historic Hudson Valley in whose hands it remained until 2016, when Bard College acquired the property.

TLS (Trustee Leader Scholars)

TLS (Trustee Leader Scholars)
Paul Marienthal, Director

The Trustee Leader Scholar (TLS) Program of Bard College supports undergraduate and leadership development in the context of hands-on, student-initiated community engagement projects. These projects represent thousands of hours of planning, lifting, teaching, building, weeding, tutoring, singing, writing, cleaning, and counseling. Students in the Trustee Leader Scholar Program propose, design, and implement civic engagement projects based on their own passionate interests. TLS projects are local, national, and international, and may be initiated at any point during a student's college career.