The School of Earth and Environment

The School of Earth and Environment

School of Earth & Environment

Rowan University’s School of Earth & Environment was created to provide students with pathways into some of the most exciting and important careers of the 21st century. From climate change to sea level rise to environmental restoration, students in the school learn the issues and acquire the tools to make a difference in the world. Our departments offer a wide selection of opportunities for students interested in global environmental issues, sustainability and Earth’s ancient past. Each program is globally focused and experientially driven. Our outstanding faculty includes globally recognized leaders in their fields. 

Come explore with us, in the School of Earth & Environment.

Bike-In/Walk-In Movie - Racing Extinction

Thursday, October 19, 2017
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Robinson Hall Green 

This event will explore environmental education in public campus spaces through a sustainable version of the much-loved American drive-in, which originated in Camden, NJ! The film, Racing Extinction, features art projections of endangred species in public spaces, and this outdoor projection in a pulic space will engage with the art-science and the environmental humanities approaches to environmental education. 

Common reading program 2017-18
The Sixth Extinction

The 2017-2018 book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert, is a powerful account of humans’ role in the accelerating extinction of species in the modern era. Although mass extinctions are not new (in fact, there were 5 previously), the role of one dominant species – humans – in changing the course of evolution and existence for other species is unprecedented. Selected for the 2015 Pulitzer prize in nonfiction and one of New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of the Year, The Sixth Extinction is a lively and engaging exploration of the Earth’s biodiversity and the implications of humans’ role in its reduction. Importantly, we learn it is not too late to change direction for the betterment of all of Earth’s inhabitants.