ESS Launches Environmental Conservation Certificate
The Environmental Conservation Certificate was officially launched in the Spring of 2018. The courses offered in this program ensure that students are highly competitive for employment in the conservation field, gaining practical experience that conservation organizations are looking for in entry-level positions.
Many students in this program have secured internships. Last summer, seven students who enrolled in the certificate program participated in paid internships at Rockefeller Park and Preserve, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Teatown Lake Reservation, and the Westmoreland Sanctuary.
This year, several ESS students were awarded the 2020 Julia and Carroll Fellowship in Environmental Conservation. This fellowship is awarded annually to students enrolled in Pace’s Environmental Conservation Certificate and provides funded summer internships to students. Madelyn Garcia ‘25, Environmental Science, (pictured – photo courtesy of Teatown Lake Reservation) participated in the fellowship, spending her summer working as a Forestry intern at Teatown Lake Reservation. Other awardees included Taylor Ganis ‘22, Environmental Studies, who documented camera trap photos during her internship at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, and Jonathan Taylor ‘21, Environmental Science, who worked on a variety of trail and land stewardship projects during his internship at Westmoreland Sanctuary.
If you are interested in a career in the environmental field where you will be working with plants or animals, protecting habitats, or educating the public about the environment, this program will provide you with the specific skills employers are looking for. It consists of 5 classes, all of which qualify as major electives for the BA or BS degrees (classes can also count towards graduate degrees).
Program Manager, Pace University
Environmental Studies student Brooklyn Flick ’24 shares her experience interning at Sustainable Westchester. “As I move forward in my college career, I have begun to desire a way to put into practice what I have been learning in my classes. Therefore, when the opportunity to work with a company called “Sustainable Westchester” in their Zero Waste division opened up, I knew it sounded exactly right; or Recycle Right as I was later told.”
The Environmental Studies and Science department is hosting a Fall Speaker Series on Environmental Science and Policy. Our kick-off event on September 29 is a virtual webinar by Dr. Susanne Moser about science-practice interaction and communication on climate change resilience.