- Environmental Research
- Environmental Tips
- North Carolina Honors Association Conference
- Orientation Week Fundraiser
- Environmental Convocation Speakers
- Children’s Play
- Parent/Daughter Dinner Series
- Presidential Lecture Series
- Summer Reading Program
- RBC Business Week/Interior Design Greenprint Week
All year our campus will be focused on the environment in any number of ways. We invite you to participate! Join a discussion, read the summer book selection, take a class, write a play, participate in a service project . . . the possibilities are endless.
- Bio 225 Environmental Science, Fall 2008. Instructor: Erin Lindquist. Students will apply biological and chemical principles to the study of the environment with emphasis on the diversity of methods used to study this broad field. Students will use their knowledge acquired in class to develop and instruct environmental educational programs in public school classrooms.
- Bio 358 Aquatic Field Studies, Fall 2008. Instructor: Francie Cuffney. Course provides experience in the techniques required for research in the aquatic environment. Organism identification, habitat classification and water chemistry will be included.
- Bio 359 Terrestrial Field Studies, Spring 2009. Instructor: Erin Lindquist. Students visit various terrestrial habitats around the Triangle area, and conduct independent research projects in the Meredith Forest for the second half of the semester.
- Rel 345 Environmental Ethics, Fall 2008. Instructor: Shannon Grimes. Course examines ethical issues that arise in connection to the environment, including biodiversity, wilderness preservation, pollution and corporate responsibility.
- Soc 496 Seminar in Public Sociology, Fall 2008. Instructor: Lori Brown. Senior capstone course focusing on the issues of water and trash. Students will work in community agencies or advocacy groups that deal with this topic.
- Meredith Forest Ecology in an Urban Landscape, Advisor: Erin Lindquist
- Impacts of Pharmaceuticals on Local Freshwater Ecosystems, Advisor: Francie Cuffney
- Biochemistry of Traditional and Organic Produce, Advisors: Karthik Aghoram and Bill Landis
Environmental Tips of the week are included in the Meredith College Student Handbook and Activities Calendar. They will also be shared via weekly headlines through ENews. Green tips were compiled by Angels for the Environment (A4E).
North Carolina Honors Association Conference, Meredith College, September 19-21
Selected theme is “Learning for the Environment/Environments for Learning” with environmental keynote speaker Dr. Emily S. Bernhardt, Assistant Professor, Duke University. Click here for more information on speaker.
She will speak at the conference luncheon on Saturday, September 20.
Orientation Week Fundraiser, Honors Students and Habitat for Humanity, August 11 (date to be confirmed) In collaboration with the college environmental theme, honors students will sell decorated, potted plants to raise funds for the Meredith Habitat for Humanity house. With every plant purchased, another will be donated to the Habitat for Humanity house, and all proceeds of the sale will go to support the building of the Habitat house.
Exhibits will feature imagery from Janice Swab’s travels. “The thirsty Earth” includes photographs from China, Antarctica, Africa, and other far-flung locations. “Retracing Darwin’s Voyage” will include photographs and artifacts that relate to virtually everywhere Darwin sailed on the “Beagle.” This exhibit also coincides with the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth in 1809. Other poster-sized photographs will be placed around campus.
- Greenpeace USA Executive Director John Passacantando, September 9, 2008
- Animal Planet Host and Conservationist Jeff Corwin, February 25, 2009
- Ocean Futures Society International Project Coordinator Céline Cousteau, April 22, 2009
RBC Business Week/Interior Design Greenprint Week: Leading the Green Revolution
Meredith’s School of Business and Interior Design department have built this week around this year’s campus theme. The week will include panel discussions, lectures and other special events to explore sustainable business and design practices that maximize economic, social and environmental outcomes.