Applying research skills to understanding our ecological world
Coursework and fieldwork prepares students for careers in ecology, wildlife studies, botany, marine biology, forestry, or other field biology vocations.
Examining collaborative, interdisciplinary approaches to environmental challenges
Students earn 15 credits through participating in the fully residential Sustainability Leadership Semester at Merry Lea, or through the Campus Sustainability Track, where classes are taken in multiple departments.
Implementing agricultural practices built on ecological principles
Through completion of the 8-week residential Agroecology Summer Intensive (ASI) taught at Merry Lea, students earn 12 credits and gain an integrative, hands-on approach to growing food. Students also take botany and entomology courses in the biology department.
Number of years the marine biology program has operated in the Florida Keys
Inaugural year of the Sustainability Leadership Semester
Acres of lawn Goshen College has restored to native landscaping
Acres of land to explore at GC’s Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center
News & Events
This summer, 18 Goshen College students are participating in the Maple Scholars Summer Research Program.
The marine biology blog highlights the adventures of 18 students who are in the Florida Keys for the 2015 Marine Biology course. Follow our blog as we explore the sea!
Students and faculty at Goshen College took Earth Day one step further, creating meals for their 3rd Annual Dandelion Day.
Take a hike, roast marshmallows or go canoeing at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center’s annual spring festival, NatureFest, on Friday, May 1, 6:30 p.m. through Saturday, May 2, 2 p.m. NatureFest includes the Turtle Trot 5-K run, hikes for all ages and interests, and booths with hands-on interactive nature activities. Camping overnight is an option.
Goshen College is one of the 353 most environmentally responsible colleges according to The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges. The Princeton Review chose the schools for the sixth annual edition of its “green guide” based on data from the company’s 2014 survey of hundreds of four-year colleges concerning the schools’ commitments to the environment and sustainability.