The Memphis Flyer talked with Dr. Sarah Boyle about climate change in an article written by alumnus Chris McCoy '93. Read all about her work in "Stormy Weather."
Professor Rosanna Cappellato was instrumental in building and sustaining the Environmental Studies and Sciences Program at Rhodes. This award was established to perpetuate Professor Cappellato’s memory and to promote activities that advance environmental and wildlife conservation by a Rhodes student who embodies Dr. Cappellato′s passion for studying and conserving the natural world.
The Environmental Studies & Sciences Program encourages students to gain experiences that will enhance their academic studies and provide meaningful connections “beyond the gates." Through partnerships with the Memphis Zoo, the Wolf River Conservancy, Greening Greater Memphis, Project Green Fork, Livable Memphis, Bridges USA, Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, local government, and many other business and community foundations, the Environmental Studies and Sciences program provides opportunities for students to explore career options and begin establishing a professional network both in Memphis and in other regions.
The Environmental Studies & Sciences Program prepares students to be leaders in the 21st century world in which environmental questions will become increasingly pressing. These issues will require a global perspective, and Rhodes helps to prepare students think about the environment from a world wide point of view by encouraging study abroad and international internship opportunities. Our students have already worked on environmental and related issues in Bolivia, South Africa, Costa Rica, Namibia, and other international locations.