The Paulson Ecology of Place Initiative will transform Wellesley’s campus into a “living laboratory.”
The Paulson Ecology of Place Initiative inspires and prepares Wellesley College students across disciplines to engage with their natural environment and develop a sense of place on our iconic campus to enrich their academic experience, well-being, and community, and become change agents who cultivate sustainable landscapes and communities around the globe.
Learn more about the work of the Paulson Ecology of Place Initiative in our 2020-21 Year in Review and in our Blue Heron Quarterly, a journal to engage the reader in the Wellesley College landscape and beyond.
The Paulson Initiative is committed to anti-racism and decolonization in our work. We are partnering with student leaders associated with the Frost Center for the Environment, the Botanic Gardens, Environmental Studies Department and the Office of Sustainability to support Students for Intersectional Environmental Justice (SIEJ). This group, led by paid student leaders and facilitated by faculty mentor Xan Chacko, plan and implement changes across and within our units.
Find calm in times of uncertainty by connecting more deeply with nature outside your door with our Nature Wellness Practices.