North Central College - Naperville, IL

Student Opportunities

Extra-curricular and professional activities that will enrich your environmental studies education.

The very nature of environmental studies makes learning outside the classroom an added perk. Faculty encourage first-hand learning by accompanying students to areas studied in class or as part of research projects. Jeff Anstine teaches Ecotourism. He accompanies students to Costa Rica, the first country to pledge to be "carbon neutral" by 2021, to see envronmental-friendly policies in action. Martha Bohrer teaches Midwest Dune Ecology and Nature Writing. She arranges for students to study ecology in their own backyard.

Ecotourism in Costa Rica

The ecolodge where the students had lectures by local experts on cloud forest ecology, sustainability, free trade coffee and other topics related to ecotourism.

Observation in Indiana

Students study species diversity and density at the Indiana Dunes on Lake Michigan.