Exploring solutions to environmental challenges.

Why pursue environmental studies at Luther?

Passionate faculty explore human connections to the natural world from diverse perspectives: science, policy, and values.

Students assess and solve real-world problems, developing essential skills for the workplace, graduate school, and for creating sustainable communities.

Internships and study away experiences engage students in the larger world, from working in a senate office in Washington, DC to conducting geologic field studies in the mountains of Italy.

Why Pursue Environmental Studies?

Place-Based Learning

Luther's location in Decorah's Oneota Valley offers the perfect setting for connecting with nature and working to create sustainable human communities. Students do field work and research, from prairie restoration to water quality monitoring, in the natural laboratory provided by the 1,000-acre Luther campus, help plan strategies to reduce the college's carbon footprint, and partner with regional organizations to strengthen the local food system.
Students conduct research in luther's natural areas.

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Luther Environmental Studies students explore the outdoors.
Students present their research at the Environmental Studies Poster Session.
The Environmental Outreach program at Luther takes students to Backbone Trail
Students presenting their research at the Environmental Studies Poster Session.
Students perform research outside during the summer for Dr. Molly McNicoll

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