BCSE Programs

The Center for Sustainability & the Environment's mission takes a tangible form through our various programs. Through project funding, logistical support and multidisciplinary expertise, these programs help us better understand, revitalize and protect the world around us.

The Sustainable Technology Program, Watershed Sciences & Engineering Program, Place Studies program and Coal Region Field Station create opportunities for students, faculty and staff to engage in interdisciplinary work that makes a real impact.

Coal Region Field Station

At Bucknell's Coal Region Field Station, students, faculty and staff deepen their understanding of the anthracite coal region by engaging in collaborative and transformative community outreach efforts.

Whether for coursework, research or volunteering, the students and faculty who travel to the field station, located 35 miles southeast of campus in Mount Carmel, Pa., complete important work. 

They've researched historical immigrant experiences, conducted youth summer camp assessments, created digital tours of monuments and more. 

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Watershed Sciences & Engineering Program

Bucknell makes the most of our proximity to the majestic Susquehanna River through the Watershed Sciences & Engineering Program. 

By taking the classroom outdoors, Bucknell connects people to the river and builds upon our existing strengths in science and engineering. Faculty, staff and students partner with local, state and federal organizations on watershed research, stewardship and conservation projects.

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Sustainable Technology Program

Bucknell's Sustainable Technology Program works to build on the University's advances in sustainable technology through research, programs and projects.

Using the campus as a living-learning laboratory, the program brings a collaborative, hands-on approach to a variety of topics, including climate change, renewable energy and eco-landscaping.

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Place Studies Program

Working in collaboration with faculty, students and staff from across the humanities, social sciences and management, the Place Studies Program develops teaching, research and outreach projects.

These opportunities allow faculty and students to actively engage with the social, political, historical and cultural dimensions of nature-society relationships and sustainability.

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