Smith faculty are deeply committed to student learning. To increase the environmental literacy of all Smith students, the college supports the faculty in bringing environmental concepts and context to a wide variety of courses through curricular enhancement grants, fellowships, and providing environmental data for teaching and research.
Curricular Enhancement Grants
Faculty Research Fellowships
To support research in the environmental sciences and to improve quantitative literacy among all students at Smith College, CEEDS supports an environmental monitoring program. Data on the environments around Smith are made available to faculty and students for use in courses and projects. Several sites exist for continuous and past collections of local environmental data including weather and seismic conditions at the MacLeish Field Station, along with weather data on the roof of McConnell Hall. A number of live webcams are available, some of which can be used for studying birds. Additionally, periodic monitoring equipment along the Mill River has measured and recorded water chemistry.
The Smith College Spatial Analysis Lab (SAL) supports all geographic information systems (GIS) for geospatial analysis of environmental data.
If you know of additional environmental or sustainability focused data that exist for our local area, please let us know!
We can support your work to identify, procure, install and monitor environmental monitoring equipment. Contact Paul Wetzel, Manager of the MacLeish Field Station, with specific questions regarding your environmental monitoring needs.