Story posted March 19, 2010
Bowdoin's Coastal Studies Center (CSC) on Orr's Island between Harpswell Sound and Long Cove is the subject of an article in the March 14, 2010, edition of the Maine Sunday Telegram.
The article, which offers details of the hiking opportunities, also includes a perspective on the academic mission of the CSC.
An excerpt from the article:
"The goal is to inspire faculty and student research and creative projects," says Rusack Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology and Director of the Environmental Studies Program Phil Camill. "It's a neat mix of disciplines from all parts of the campus."
On site is a marine laboratory with running seawater, a terrestrial laboratory, an art studio, a pier and ocean buoy, and a farmhouse for meetings, classes and quiet study.
"The center is a unique opportunity for Bowdoin to showcase many of the academic opportunities that we offer," Camill said. "It helps open students' eyes to see firsthand how the coastal environment shapes the human experience."
Bowdoin's Coastal Studies Center is
With its place on the coast of Maine, its 147-year history of research and teaching about the Arctic, and its diverse group of outstanding faculty members interested in the issues surrounding global climate change, the College offers opportunities for students to study coastal issues in Maine and worldwide.
A new blog, Global Change: Intersection of Nature and Culture, by Philip Camill, Rusack Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology and Director of the Environmental Studies Program, explores big questions about society and environmental change.