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Zoe Knauss '23 of Buffalo, N.Y., who will declare as an ES major, and ES major Sam Gilman '22 of Mendham, N.J., , dig for soil in a field.Prof of Environmental Studies and Christian A. Johnson Prof of Interdisc Studies Holly Ewing and Lecturer in Environmental Studies & Learning Associate in Environmental Studies Camille Parrish take students in the Soils/Lab course for a field trip to Pettengill Farm in Freeport, Maine. A nineteenth century salt-water farm on the estuary of the Harraseeket River, the farm is owned by Freeport Historical Society(FHS). It includes a saltbox house (ca. 1800) on 140 acres of fields, woods, antique apple orchards and salt marsh. Most interesting are the etchings (sgraffitti) found on the plaster walls in the upper chambers of ships, sea monsters, longboats and animals. The farmhouse remains without plumbing, central heat and electricity and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Mildred Pettengill was its last resident and lived in the house until 1970.The students are digging up soil and making observations (soil profiles) before putting it back where it came from.ENVR 310 - Soils/LabDepending on one's point of view, soils are geological units, ecosystems, the foundation of plant life, a place for microbes to live, building material, or just dirt. This course takes a scientific perspective and explores the genesis of soils, their distribution and characteristics, and their interaction with plants. Field studies emphasize description of soils, inferences about soil formation, and placement within a landscape context. Labs investigate the chemistry of soils and their role in forestry and agriculture.
Picture story: “Thankful to get off campus and my hands dirty”

Thursday, October 8, 2020 4:01 pm

Follow along as Bates environmental studies students go off campus and dig into the science of dirt at a stunning coastal Maine site.

Meet new faculty: Katie Adkison and what the Bard tells us about the power of voice

Thursday, October 8, 2020 11:51 am

In early modern English literature, the spoken voice becomes a sensation with considerable power, says Adkison, a new assistant professor of English. Shakespeare shows how.

Meet new faculty: Yunkyoung Garrison and the impact of racism and classism on mental health

Thursday, October 1, 2020 3:40 pm

Garrison studies the impacts of racism and classism on mental health, including how the social concept of meritocracy contributes to stress.

Meet new Bates faculty: Nivedhitha Subramanian and what job-searching women in Pakistan seek

Thursday, September 10, 2020 10:39 am

A development and labor economist, Subramanian studies economic challenges in less-developed countries, especially for women/

Meet new Bates faculty: Mark Tizzoni and the connection between fifth-century Vandals and today’s white nationalists

Thursday, September 3, 2020 1:47 pm

A new tenure-track assistant professor of classical and medieval studies, Tizzoni explains how fifth-century ideas about national identity are now being used by white nationalists to "prop up their worldviews. And this needs to be countered."

Slideshow: See how students’ internships become life-guiding forces

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 12:30 pm

From studying the diets of sea urchins to working with Lewiston's immigrant communities, Bates students forged their way into the world this summer with Bates-funded internships.

Slideshow: This Summer at Bates

Monday, August 10, 2020 12:52 pm

Under the pall of COVID-19, summer at Bates was quieter (and warmer) than usual. Still, the sun continued to rise and set each day of June, July, and August.

Leigh Campbell ’64, beloved Bates financial aid director with empathy and expertise, dies at age 79

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 10:48 am

As the college's longtime financial aid director, Campbell "showed students the path forward when they felt stuck, and instilled hope and confidence when there was fear and uncertainty.”

‘Wow!’ Bates Admission video series wins national communications award

Friday, June 26, 2020 12:20 pm

Produced in-house at Bates, the award-winning video series sheds light on the college search, application, and financial aid process with wit, warmth, and candor.

Bates in the News: June 26, 2020

Friday, June 26, 2020 9:21 am

A Bates equity VP explores Juneteenth, an alumnus pens a new book on Bobby Orr and the Bruins, a student TikTok video goes viral, and a professor answers an NPR puzzle.

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