The Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment sponsors biennial conferences focusing on various environmental topics. Experts from academia, government, industry and non-governmental environmental organizations are brought together for an in-depth, interdisciplinary evaluation of the issues. Symposia are open to all students as well as the general public.

The Elizabeth Babbott Conant Symposium was established in 2002 by a gift from Linda J. Lear '62, to provide biennial conferences through the Goodwin-Niering Center. The symposium honors the legacy of Elizabeth "Babs" Conant '51, an evolutionary zoologist, who served the College as Assistant Professor of Zoology, Dean of Sophomores, and Trustee from 1982-1992. Conant was awarded the College Medal in 1995.


The Quest for Global Environmental Equity in an Increasingly Inequitable World logo‌The 2013 Elizabeth Babbott Conant & Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation Conference, "The Quest for Global Environmental Equity in an Increasingly Inequitable World," took place on April 18, 19 and 20, 2013, at Connecticut College.


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F.W. Olin Science Center, Room 109
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT  06320


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