The Program in the Environment focuses on learning how to create more sustainable and socially equitable interactions between human beings and the world we inhabit. PitE students develop a multidisciplinary perspective integrating the methods and approaches of the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities, in addition to undertaking invaluable field experiences.

A new video produced by Natalie Condon, a videographer with the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts focuses on the PitE program and includes cameo appearances by several with affiliations in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology including graduate student Johanna Nifosi, Professor Emeritus Phil Myers, and Professor Don Zak.

By means of PitE’s many field classes and internships – including opportunities to study at the U-M Biological Station in northern Michigan and Camp Davis in Wyoming – PitE students put their scientific, policy and cultural scholarship into practice.

Thus, a PitE education has a two-fold payoff: It produces graduates with a multidisciplinary education in environmental issues and topics who also have first-hand experience putting their knowledge into practice.