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Photo of Veronika Kivenson FP’13 aboard a research vessel
Alum Veronika Kivenson’s NSF grant allows her to use a supercomputer to examine how microbes metabolize pollutants found in marine sediment.
MHC professor Kate Ballantine teaches restoration ecology by restoring a small campus stream and adjacent wetlands.
This is a photograph of the Project River boardwalk, with bright fall foliage in the background.
Assistant Professor Kate Ballantine was recognized as an “Environmental Ground-Breaker” for her ecological restoration work.
The Mount Holyoke College Botanic Garden
The Botanic Garden is a living, curated collection of plants that can be used, much like the Art Museum or library, for classes of all disciplines.
Restoration Ecology Classes
See how undergrads are digging in, designing experiments, answering questions, monitoring progress, and taking the lead in reversing ecosystem degradation
National Endowment funds pilot program to explore global and local inequalities through humanities lens
National Endowment funds pilot program to explore global and local inequalities through humanities lens
Students get to work restoring the site.
An ambitious wetland restoration project comes to life on the Mount Holyoke College campus.
Raymond Bradley
Acclaimed climate expert Raymond Bradley will kick off MHC’s speaker series on climate change one year after the historic 2015 Paris Agreement.
This is a photograph of Catherine Corson with interns Julia Worcester ’17, Isabel Flores-Ganley ’17, and Sabine Rogers ’18 and the entire multi-institutional research team at the 2016 World Conservation Congress in September.
Political ecologist Catherine Corson took her three student interns to the World Conservation Congress in Hawaii to study global environmental politics.
Photo of restoration ecology boardwalk
Mount Holyoke College’s restoration ecology program has opened a boardwalk, inviting the community to learn about the science and enjoy the sights.
Kate Ballantine , with a group of students examining a soil sample on the Project Stream site.
More than 100 high school students spent the day at Mount Holyoke’s restoration ecology site, learning about the environment from the ground up.
Haley Rivers ’19 (left) and Leila Kouakou ’18 are spending their summer doing research for the Audubon Society’s Peterson Estuary Center in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
Thanks to an alumna and College funding, two MHC students are spending the summer identifying aquatic plants to help assess the Connecticut River’s health.
This is a three-part photograph, featuring Ellen Chilemba, the winning team of the International Business Ethics Case Competition, and Rick Feldman.
With the help of programs like the new entrepreneurship minor, Mount Holyoke students bring home prizes and wins from entrepreneurial competitions.