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Environmental Science

Get out in the field!


education, industry, and agency partners

LMC already has many education, industry, and agency partners who are enthusiastically supporting our growing ES program. 


Just to enumerate a few: 

    • For many years, Dow Chemical has been a huge contributer to our science program.  They have made their 500 acre wetlands available for our research and restoration activities.  The UC Berkeley ES program is already partnering with LMC at Dow wetlands, combining their students with LMC students in joint field studies activities, allowing a unique mentoring relationship to develop. 

    • LMC has been invited to help with future research and restoration projects in the 1,200 acre Dutch Slough Restoration project, which neighbors the Big Break site.
    • LMC is already partnering with the USDA Contra Costa Resource Conservation District, the Contra Costa County Development Department, the City of Pittsburg, and several watershed groups, in GPS mapping, water quality monitoring, and benthic macroinvertebrate surveys of county watersheds.

    • Our Workforce and Education Advisory Board includes representatives from feeder high schools, transfer universities, industry, government agencies, non-profit institutes, and Congressman George Miller (famously the architect of  “CAL-FED” which is the federal-state legislation providing a framework for agreement on management of the SF Bay and Delta, taking into account the needs of wildlife, agriculture, and cities).  The design of the curriculum, as well as the broader goals of our program, have involved advice from this Board.

The goal of LMC’s new ES program is to create a signature magnet program that attracts students from all reaches of the county, involves teachers and professors from the region’s many feeder schools and universities, and builds bridges to the industries, government agencies, and institutes that are seeking an increased workforce.