Environmental Fellows Program
Earth Month Speaker Camille T. Dungy
Dungy is a poet and essayist and author of several books, most notably Trophic Cascade, winner of the Colorado Book Award, and the essay collection Soil: The Story of a Black Mother’s Garden.
Earth Week Speaker Ian Daniel '04
Daniel is a filmmaker and Emmy-nominated producer who co-directed (with Elliot Page) and produced “There’s Something in the Water,” a documentary film that explores the topic of environmental racism.
2021 Indy Prize Winner, Dr. Amanda Vincent at DePauw
Amanda Vincent, Ph.D., is the most recent winner of the world’s leading award for animal conservation. Dr. Vincent is the preeminent authority on seahorse ecology and conservation and visited DePauw to give a presentation on her work.
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and Joan Phillip - Earth Week Speakers
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and Joan Phillip spoke at DePauw during Earth Week. Grand Chief Phillip and his wife, Joan, advocate for Aboriginal land rights, justice for Indigenous women, and the environment.
Ian Cheney - DePauw's Earth Week Speaker
Ian Cheney visited DePauw's campus and local schools during Earth Week. Cheney is a documentary filmmaker and co-founder of FoodCorps.
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez - DePauw's Earth Week Keynote
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez was a keynote speaker during Earth Week at DePauw. Martinez is an indigenous climate activist, hip-hop artist, and powerful voice on the front lines of a global youth-led environmental movement.
Delta Gamma Foundation Lecture by Pashon Murray
Pashon Murray co-founded Detroit Dirt, a local composting and biomass collection company that specializes in providing compost and biomass solutions for the metro Detroit community. Her visit to DePauw was sponsored by the Prindle Institute for Ethics and Delta Gamma.Read More
Dr. Robert Bullard to Present Keynote
Dr. Robert Bullard, often described as the father of environmental justice, visited DePauw's campus to deliver a lecture as part of a faculty workshop about environmental justice.Read More
Earth Day Keynote Speaker Van Jones
Van Jones, a CNN political contributor and environmental advocate, came to DePauw to speak on Earth Day. The program in Meharry Hall was presented by the Environmental Fellows Program's "What a Waste!" speaker series.
Meeting Dr. Jane Goodall
The Environmental Fellows had the unique opportunity to speak with world-famous conservationist Jane Goodall during her Ubben Lecture visit. Environmental Fellows pose with Dr. Goodall after her lecture.
The most pressing challenges of our times require an understanding of the ways the environment sustains and intersects with every facet of our lives – science, technology, human health, war and peace, politics and culture. The Environmental Fellows Program is an integrative program that prepares students who care about environmental and sustainability issues to apply coursework and practicum experiences to act on those concerns in their life's work. Fellows may choose any major. When they graduate, they will be prepared to bring the depth of learning from their major together with a broad interdisciplinary understanding of the challenges facing our world.
Fellows learn how to approach environmental questions from a multidisciplinary perspective by taking environmentally focused classes from a variety of departments across campus.
In addition to many co-curricular activities, all fellows have a summer-long or full semester practicum that complements their academic program.
Fellows have numerous opportunities to develop their leadership abilities, highlighted by their work with other members of their cohort to develop a theme for a series of co-curricular activities that they will host in their junior year.
We strive to create a sense of community within the program focusing on our similar academic interests, and learning from one another through the diversity of our experiences.