The members of the ad-hoc committee were geologists, geographers, engineers, biologists, an economist, and a historian. Theprogramsexamine the ecological and human dimensionsof Alaskas Inside Passage landscape. The program emphasizes on thinking critically about environmental and social issues. The School for Field Studies provides hands-on, interdisciplinary education and environmental research while partnering with local communities around the globe. This list is not exhaustive, and there many other programs available. By the fall of 1970 the Environmental Studies Program at UCSB was established, one of the first of a new breed of educational programs in the country. Environmental Studiesencourages and supports students who consider pursuing environmental field studies programs and research opportunities beyond the limitations of our own curriculum. All Rights Reserved. News Articles and Publications Relevant to the History of Our Program: Copyright 2022 The Regents of the University of California. Semester by the Bay invites studentsfor a semester on the shore of Kachemak Bay in Homer, Alaska, an area alive with opportunity for outdoor adventures and a rich local arts & cultural community. Wild Rockies Field Institute offers courses in the field in locations stretching from Alaska to Mexico. ES Dept. 40 Years Later, Environmentalists and Oil Companies Join Forces on Grim Anniversary. Environmental Studies: The Santa Barbara Experience, Environmental Law Series Links Campus and Community in Santa Barbara, by Marc McGinnes in 1981 in the Journal of Environmental Education -. Education of a Generalist: The UC Santa Barbara Experience. Students should meetwith the Environmental Studies Academic Coordinator before applying to ensure they can receive credit. The following is a list of some of the different and popular programs pastmajors have participated in and have received and applied academic credit towards their major requirements. Tatoosh School offers enriching learning experiences through field-basedclasses. View the field studies information session (Offsite link). 50 years later, the Environmental Studies (ES) Program still holds true to its goal of a comprehensive approach to education while simultaneously evolving and adapting to meet the challenges of an ever changing world, both academically and environmentally. Questions about the program should be directed to the specific program directly. All Rights Reserved. Narrated by Jon Zuber and original score by Sheena Birrittella, we are confident you are going to love watching this film. 69 Oil Spill Leaves Mark on SB Environmentalism. Copyright 2022 The Regents of the University of California. Making an Impact: A look at Santa Barbara's active role in the environmental movement and the influence of the Environmental Studies Department on its 30th anniversary. Environmental Studies Department Serves as Model for Universities Across the Nation. This inspiring documentary created by director Isaac Hernndez and Mercury Press International shares the 50-year history of the Environmental Studies Program at the University of California at Santa Barbara, recounted by professors, students and graduates. Today, with more than 850 enrolled students and over 7,200 alumni actively working to preserve and protect our environment, the ES Program at UC Santa Barbara is considered one of the oldest and most successful undergraduate environmental programs in the world. In 1980 the total number of graduates rose to 871. Swan Valley Connections mission is to conserve the intact ecosystems within and surrounding the Swan Valley and to strengthen connections between people and the natural world. Completed just days before the 50th Anniversary Building a Movement: 50 Years of Environmental Studies at UCSBhad it's world premiere at the Environmental Studies'50th Anniversary Weekend Celebration. Environmental Studies is proud to be affiliated with a large number of colleges and universities which offeracademic creditto students while they participate in environmentally related field studies opportunities across the county and around the world. Santa Barbara Declaration of Environmental Rights, The Greening of Higher Education at UCSB, A Letter from Environmental Studies Founding Chair, Rod Nash -. Wildlands Studies offers field based research courses on ecology, wildlife management, and conservation in the worlds most remarkable ecosystems. Until that point in history, the world of academia had not yet realized that it overlooked a very important aspect of educating students on how to care, respect, and develop a framework to protect our fragile world. Semester at Sea offers students an opportunity to explorethe people, places and cultures of the world bystudying abroad on aship and sailing to multiple ports around the world. Biomaallows students to do hands on sea turtle field work with experts, learn about sea turtle biology, ecology and conservation in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. It was set up as a multidisciplinary program drawing on the strengths of many fields and providing a generalist approach to complex environmental issues. Each program offers an interconnected suite of courses designed to explore an ocean-related theme. to Host (35th) Anniversary Events. The University of California, Santa Barbara was within sight and smell of the littered channel and its beaches. SEA athe leading off-campus environmentalprogram focused on the ocean. But this all changed just a few weeks after the spill when on February 18th, 1969 a group of twenty-one faculty, calling themselves The Friends of the Human Habitat, met to discuss the possibility of promoting some form of environmental education at UCSB. It was 50 years ago when Santa Barbara experienced the worst oil spill in U.S. history up to that time. The first graduating ES class in 1972 had only 12 students.