From creating interpretive trail signs to filming a documentary on food waste, five students used the campus this year as their laboratory for environmental sustainability research projects.
Alvord Center for Global & Environmental Studies
The mission of the Alvord Center is to develop globally and environmentally engaged leaders. Through traditional and experiential learning, curricular-based travel, and student-driven research and action, our students and faculty develop important global and environmental competencies that enable them to empathize with others; better understand local and global trends and issues; and develop innovative and collaborative solutions for the common good.
Building upon a recognition that our world is interconnected in a multitude of ways, Loomis Chaffee offers a course of academic study, extracurricular activities, and experiential learning through our Global & Environmental Studies Certificate, International Education Programs, and Environmental Sustainability initiatives.
We may refer to our school as “the Island,” but opportunities to learn about the world and how to play an active role in it abound at Loomis.
Global & Environmental Studies Certificate Program
A comprehensive program of study based on the four learning pillars of the Alvord Center Engaged Citizenship Matrix: Seek Knowledge, Enhance Understanding, Develop Skills, and Take Action.
International Education Programs
Short-term faculty lead study abroad programming focused on providing Loomis students with opportunities to make connections and extend their studies beyond “the Island.”
A diverse research and place-based experiential learning program focused on providing Loomis students with opportunities to become engaged citizens and action-driven stewards.
Two student environmental projects are starting to display the fruits of the students’ labors as the summer break begins and the growing season advances on the Island.
Loomis Chaffee celebrated Earth Month in April with a program of activities and events ranging from forums and debates to syrup-tasting and trail work.
The Alvord Center this week honored the 35 seniors who earned Global & Environmental Studies Certificates.
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal answered questions about climate and environmental issues posed by Loomis Chaffee student panelists during a virtual Youth Town Hall hosted by the school.
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