As one of the nation’s oldest environmental research institutions, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science strives to train and inspire our nation’s next generation of environmental scientists. Since 1925, UMCES has connected experienced environmental scientists to aspiring students wanting to learn more about our natural world.
While we primarily focus on graduate studies, we also offer courses for undergraduates, professional development, K-12 students and their teachers, and environmental professionals looking to better understand specific environmental problems. With concerns growing about the long-term sustainability of our planet’s environment, UMCES is committed to helping future generations harness the power of science and develop a deeper understanding of how it affects our lives and world. We also have educational opportunities for the public, including free presentations at each of our laboratories.