Four Loomis Chaffee seniors joined a group of more than 200 of their peers from around the world for the 2020 Student Sustainable Development Goals Summit, a student-directed online activism forum on November 7–8.
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.
Members of the Loomis Chaffee Climate Action group and environmental proctors (e-proctors) led an online workshop for school community members who are alarmed about the climate crisis but are unsure of what action to take on October 19.
Concerned Pelican environmental sustainability leaders began an awareness-raising campaign this week addressing Earth-friendly behaviors on the Island. Loomis Chaffee will celebrate HALFy bEARTHday October 18–23.
Scientists from the Nature Conservancy and Loomis students and faculty planted disease-resistant American elm trees on campus as part of a project related to preserving the ecosystems of the Connecticut River floodplain.
Focusing on topics ranging from carbon footprints to coffee beans, seven students recently completed year-long individual studies as part of the Guided Research Projects in Environmental Sustainability course.
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