Nicholas A. Baer
Chair, Natural & Environmental Sciences
Opportunities to learn are everywhere at Colby-Sawyer, not just within the walls of a classroom. Get excited about the science that occurs in daily life, form new bonds with fellow students and make a positive impact on your community with these groups that may be of particular interest to biology majors.
Connect with students who appreciate the wonder and splendor of the natural world—from the simple beauty of a spider’s web to the complexity of the human brain. Discuss local and global issues, explore nature and participate in community service projects.
Eco-Reps are responsible for maintaining zero-sort recycling areas around campus and ensuring that materials are removed in a timely manner. Eco-Reps are paid for their time, effort and enthusiasm. The team also works with Resident Assistants to plan events and outreach activities in residence halls, including energy competitions and educational programs.
Get your hands dirty in the campus’s organic garden while increasing your knowledge of horticulture through workshops, locally sourced dinners and visits to regional farms.
Jumpstart your career in the professional health care field. Network with other pre-professional student groups, host experts on campus and receive job shadow or other volunteer opportunities.
Enjoy the four-season community that Colby-Sawyer calls home! Get together with adventure seekers and nature lovers to rock climb, hike, bike, ski, snowshoe, canoe, kayak and more.
Local health, safety and emergency preparedness begins with you. Join a network of volunteers that jump into action during public health crises. The Medical Reserve Corps is a federal organization with access to a variety of resources. Learn how to respond to emergencies and serve the New London community.
Help implement environmentally friendly practices and programming as an advocate for campus sustainability. Coordinate Earth Week activities, combat throwaway culture at the annual ReChargers Resale event, conserve water with the Take-Back-the-Tap initiative, co-host energy conservation competitions between the residence halls – or start something new!