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Environment Program Events and Field Trips

Students have an opportunity to be a part of environmental events and enjoy our educational field trips.

GIS Poster Session

This semester the Environment Program taught a course ... Mapping and Geospatial Technologies (Loyola Core). This is a perfect course for any student in any major who wants to learn about maps and how to map just about any dataset.  View the 2018 photo gallery.


Earth Event 

On Friday April 20, 2018 at 7 pm, please join Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Lindy Elkins-Tanton in a discussion of their book Earth, along with several Environmental Studies majors at Loyola. The authors—one a humanist, the other a scientist—will discuss matters of ecology, scale, perspective, disaster, space exploration, and the future of our planet.


Grow With ENVA 

The Environment Program is beginning the 2018 Spring semester with a student engagement event. 

Everyone is welcome to join us on the Monroe Lawn Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 12:30 pm.Come out and meet your fellow students, club representatives, and our faculty members! Lunch will be provided. Click here to see the photo gallery.


Fair Share v. Lion’s Share: Cyclists’ Rights and Motorists’ Pretensions

Jonathan Maskit from Denison University will be discussing road sharing, law, and political action. Basically the idea is to take on, from political and phenomenological perspectives, one of the great impediments to cycling: having to share public space with larger, faster vehicles piloted by people who often do not know or do not care that cyclists have a right to use the roads.  Because of motorist malice, inattention, ignorance, etc. cycling is often a flat-out terrifying experience.  Cycling can (and has in some places) become a safe, healthy, environmentally-friendly, and even fun way to get around, but we have to reduce the terror first. Date:November 15, 2017. Please click here to view the photo gallery. 


Water Forum

The Environment Program and the Center for the Study of New Orleans at Loyola University.  On Thursday, September 28, the program will be hosting a Life by the Drop forum about water in New Orleans. The discussion will be at 7 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium and is free and open to the public. For more information visit Please click here to view the photo gallery, and here to listen to the WWNO Coastal News Roundup: Urban Water Infrastructure Solutions by Tegan Wendland.


Meet and Greet

Everyone is welcome to attend the Environment Program Meet and Greet!
This is the perfect time to come and meet your fellow Loyola students and our Environment faculty members to hear about exciting new research opportunities.  Please click here to view our Fall 2017 Meet & Greet photo gallery.



Calling all Nature Lovers!

Join the BioBlitz New Orleans City Park to help document the local floura and fauna. On Saturday, July 15th come one, come all! Volunteer scientists, coastal researchers, naturalists, teachers, students, families, and interested residents of all ages are encouraged to join BioBlitz New Orleans City Park. Please click here to register. Photo Gallery.

The second BioBlitz was held on Saturday, October 21, 2017.  Please click here to view the photo gallery.

Look for our Next BioBlitz in May 2018.  

Late Nights at Loyola Event 

Late Nights at Loyola is a series of events designed to promote scientific literacy for Nola inner city youth. See the photos from our June 2017 event in our photo gallery.

The second Late Nights at Loyola was held in November 2017.  Please click here to view the photo gallery.



Environmental Roundtables

Environmental Roundtables are facilitated discussions of important environmental issues, hosted by the Loyola University Environment Program. Facilitators include Environment Program students, faculty and guest hosts.



Dr. Robert Jackson Event

Loyola University New Orleans Welcomes Leading Environmental Researcher from Stanford University

(New Orleans – March 17, 2017) Loyola University New Orleans welcomes Dr. Robert Jackson of Stanford University next week for a comprehensive lecture on the environmental footprint of hydraulic fracturing. Jackson will educate Loyola and guests on the effects of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” on the climate and water quality.


Josh Fox Event

Emmy Award-Winning Director of Gasland and How to Let Go to Discuss Environmental Justice at Loyola University New Orleans

The discussion will explore a variety of topics from what kind of policy is expected under the new presidential administration to ways in which the community can become better environmental advocates. Fox will guide attendees through these topics and answer questions about his films and the fight to improve environmental policy in this new era. See Josh Fox's lecture at Loyola University by clicking on: Josh Fox's video 


Maps and Munchies

Our first Environmental GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Student Poster Presentation. Come talk maps, geography, and environmental geospatial analysis with the Environment Program's GIS class in Monroe Hall. Check out the Maps and Munchies event photo gallery


Environment Capstone

Environment Program’s Senior Capstone Celebration. Explore the photo gallery showing our Environment Program seniors explaining their research projects through poster presentations in Monroe Hall. 



Earth Week at Loyola University

Organized by environment students, our mission is to raise awareness about how the student body and community can be more environmentally conscious about their daily decisions and how they affect the planet.
Check out the 2017 photo gallery, 2018 photo gallery.


Environment faculty member Robert Verchick hosts a discussion on Louisiana Climate Change Vulnerabilities

The Center for Progressive Reform, Loyola University New Orleans, College of Law Environmental Law Center, and Oxfam America will present a one-day forum on risk reduction strategies for the Louisiana coast.



Environment Program faculty are moderators at this year’s Environmental Law Summit

Loyola Environment faculty play key roles in this year’s Environmental Law and Policy Summit.




Environment Program Co-Sponsors "Blood and Earth: Modern Slavery, Ecocide, and the Secret to Saving the World"

A leading expert on modern-day slavery, Kevin Bales has traveled to some of the world's most dangerous places, documenting and battling human trafficking. 



Environment Program Co-Sponsors "Fracking and the Art of Subtext"

Dr. Chris Schaberg hosts a lecture on "Fracking and the Art of Subtext" by Dr. Kara Thompson. Her talk at Loyola, shows how resource extraction depends on narrative structure.


Fall Canoe Trip

Annual Fall Canoe Trip - Join Professors Aimee Thomas and Craig Hood for an exploration of the most beautiful swamps and bayous near New Orleans.



Spring Frog Walk

Annual Spring Frog Walk – Join Dr. Bob Thomas on a night adventure walk in Jean Lafitte National Park. Come to hear and see dozens of species of frogs and toads. Learn how to identify frogs just by their vocalization, and see alligators’ glowing red eyes.