Seminars & Events

  • Student Advisory Committee (SAC) Meetings
    Sundays @ 2 pm
  • Greenhouse Design Competition!  
    December 2nd through January 16th 
    Who can design the most imaginative, resourceful, efficient, and beautiful greenhouse to be built at Chancellor's Point? Send us your design. For more information email jmbenjamin@smcm.edu
 greenhouse

    Development Club

    Eric Hoffman in what appears to be a Whole Foods

    The Chancellor's Point Development Club provides opportunities for students to be a part of development of Chancellor's Point in both physical restoration of the site and programmatic development. Be it camping, independent studies, kayak trips, research, fishing, guest speakers, gardening, or connecting with nonprofits, the possibilities are endless. We are here to help, and we can use your help. JOIN US!

    Chancellor's Blog

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    Checkout the Chancellor's Point Project Blog, a constantly updating narrative of what's happening down at Chancellor's Point.  The blog is also another place to make your voice heard!

    Future Programs

    During the first stage of development, Chancellor's Point Project will offer a location for classes and research opportunities for students at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. There exists endless opportunities for current classes to employ the Point’s resources. We welcome all disciplines from Biology and Environmental Studies to Literature and Economics. During the three- and six-week summer sessions in 2010, the Chancellor's Point Project will invite classes that operate like a field school. Courses in those sessions will be ones difficult to implement during the academic year, such as classes that are innovative in design or require immersion in the outdoors. The goal is that envisioned courses will integrate the missions of Environmental Studies, Museum Studies, and Historic St. Mary’s City into their lesson plans.

    Future stages in the Project would include opportunities for research, experiential learning, and bringing students together with community mentors as well as SMCM faculty and HSMC staff. All participants will benefit from engagement with the historical richness of this location and the opportunities to study land, resource usage, sustainable energy, environmental change, and estuarine ecology. One goal is to serve the wider community through what is learned via the research and education.

    Ideas for future ventures are many and varied:

    • Research studying forest succession, shoreline monitoring and conservation, the 15 million year old macro- and micro-fauna in the beach sediments or living shellfish populations.
    • Workshops offered by community guests
    • Projects exploring the rich environmental assets of the Point
    • Art classes inspired by the public arena and physical beauty of its vistas
    • St. Mary's Projects exploring specific wildlife species, native and invasive plant distributions, or comparison of the remarkable variety of soil-dwelling organisms in old growth, newly forested, and old field settings.
    • Stewardship programs designed to protect, preserve, and contribute to the southern Maryland tidewater region

    Potential Courses:

    Environmental Studies in Leave No Trace

    Natural History

    Writing of Science

    Post and Beam Timber Framing

    Animal Husbandry and the Environment

    Historical and Eco-Architecture

    Layered Landscape Photography

    Astronomy and Discovering Our Place in the Universe

    Pre-Colonial Peoples

    Study Abroad only Feet Away but Centuries Ago

    Shoreline Studies

    Myocene Monsters: Fossil Collection, Identification, and Preservation

    Flora and Fauna Surveys

    Books that Cook, Sustainability Edition

    Environmental Journalism

    Walking in Literature and History

    Marine and Estuarine Conservation

    Environmental Ethics in Place

    Walden in the Mid-Atlantics

    The Artist Naturalist

    Wind Energy, Past, Present, Future