Student Opportunities

The environmental studies major offers students a variety of educational endeavors that expand the classroom learning to new levels. The wide array of excellent courses will build the foundation of knowledge necessary to be successful in a multitude of fields. To truly take advantage of the program, it is encouraged of all students to engage in research, take part in an internship, and study abroad to develop the practical skills and experience to prepare for life after Eckerd. In an effort to assist your efforts, we have pulled together information related to student opportunities during your studies and beyond.

Active Student Groups

Students at Eckerd have the opportunity to actively participate in managing the campus environment through involvement in student-run organizations and clubs.


Student designed and run. Evan Bollier, Eckerd’s 2019 Sustainability Fellow, supervises the recycling program. The Recycling and Composting programs share the new Sustainability truck, and their golf cart is equipped with a solar power radio.


A student-run and managed organic vegetable garden growing a mix of perennial and annual herbs, greens, and vegetables along with a young orchard, which includes bananas, mangoes, citrus, mulberries, guavas, and more.


Work with local and national environmental campaigns and educate students through volunteer work and field trips.


The EC Composting program has been designed to encourage composting as a sustainable practice for members of Eckerd College.


A small group of selected students that work on sustainability issues around campus.

Campus Wide Special Projects

Land Preservation and Restoration
Students have preserved a pinelands/freshwater marsh on the eastern portion of the campus and are currently working to protect other areas. Students are active in planting on campus and removal of invasive species.

Administrative Committees
Students, faculty, and staff serve on the Environmental Affairs Committee that recommends polices for Eckerd College regarding its use of, and responsibilities concerning, the natural environment.