Co-curricular opportunities take place outside the regular classroom. These activities, programs, and learning experiences complement and enhance the academic curriculum.
The Berry Forum is an open and inclusive space for ecological education, exploration, and transformation.
IC Green is a student organization that strives to educate and increase awareness about environmental issues in the Iona College community and world-wide.
Students are getting hands-on experience in courses across our curriculum.
- Environmental Science (BIO 125): Students from Dr. Christina Andruk’s Environmental Science classes are working with Sheldrake Environmental Center to monitor and document their biodiversity and water quality.
- The Role of Business in Contemporary American Society (BUS 410): Dr. Bret Sanner’s students worked with the Sheldrake Environmental Center to understand who the Center should market to and how, pilot a marketing process for increasing community awareness and engagement, and develop a process and plan to continue to increase outreach after the project is complete.
- Sustainability and Community (SOW 2200): Dr. Meryl Nadel and her students in SOW 2200 Sustainability and Community are working with Lincoln Park Community Garden to grow healthy food and lessen the carbon footprint of our community.
- Ecology (BIO 314): Students from Dr. Andruk’s Ecology classes are working with Marshlands Conservancy in Rye to monitor the ecosystem response to a recent wildfire.
The Office of Mission & Ministry hosts regular volunteer opportunities to make our local community a greener place. Past trips have involved invasive species removal, trash pick-up at local parks such as Sheldrake and the Bronx River Parkway Reservation, and volunteering in community gardens.
Professors Dr. Zeynep Altinay and Dr. Andruk received a Hynes Faculty Fellowship to fund a student-entrepreneur project to reduce campus waste.
The Environmental Sustainability group at Iona is constructing a garden to grow healthy, local sustainable food.
Iona College is a charter member of the Environmental Consortium of Colleges & Universities, which sponsors conferences, scholarships, and networking opportunities for faculty, administrators, staff and students from throughout the Hudson-Mohawk River watershed region. All members of the Iona community are welcome to join the Consortium as individual members.