The late Professor William Niering leads students through the Arboretum.
The late Professor William Niering leads students through the Arboretum.

The Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment is an interdisciplinary program that draws on the expertise and interests of faculty and students in the liberal arts to address contemporary ecological challenges.

The Center strives to integrate all areas of learning to deal with the issues of sustainability and the natural environment. Building on a scientific understanding of the natural world, the Center invites the social sciences, the humanities, and the arts to help understand and solve difficult environmental issues.