environmental studies class in the wildlife sanctuary
Professor Becky Hewitt's Introductory Environmental Science class looks at carbon sequestration of the trees in the Wildlife Sanctuary.

Living Learning Labs on Campus

A Sense of Place

We envision our campus as a pedagogical opportunity for sustainability, that allows us to infuse sustainability across our curriculum and provide applied, real-world sustainability experiences for students. These “living learning labs” merge academics and campus spaces to provide students with real-world skills and, in some cases, a path to help meet our sustainability goals. The College maintains a number of different living learning labs, including the Book & Plow Farm, an expansive Wildlife Sanctuary, a state-of-the-art Science Center, the Mead Art Museum, the Beneski Museum of Natural History, the Emily Dickinson Home, and the Greenway, among many others.

Learn More

For more information about our Campus as Lab program contact us at sustainability@amherst.edu.

The Office of Sustainability has developed a series of one page overviews of various Living Learning Labs on campus. Each page has a summary of the site, contact information for getting access, and some ideas for integration into classes.