The Environmental Humanities Education Center at Centennial Valley represents a unique partnership between the University of Utah College of Humanities and the International Center for Earth Concerns. Together, these entities engage the humanities to deepen and enliven environmental study.
Proceeds from the Center support student fellowships in the University of Utah’s unique Environmental Humanities graduate program. This 2-year post baccalaureate degree is designed to accommodate interdisciplinary demand and interest in a humanities perspective. The program provides students with a broad-based understanding of social, cultural, ethical, historical, communication, and literary perspectives and with a focus on how these humanities perspectives intersect with and influence public policy, scientific, legal, industrial, and corporate concerns. As such, the proposed program complements other graduate degrees offered in the western region, which investigate environmental issues from social scientific, technical, and scientific perspectives on environmental areas of scholarship.
The Center is housed in the beautifully restored Centennial Valley Center, and includes facilities for housing, educational conferences and retreats. It is a perfect launching point for exploration of the Centennial Valley and the surrounding region, and an unprecedented oasis for the soul in nature.
The Center campus is located in Montana’s spectacular Centennial Valley. The Montana Natural Heritage Program has rated the Centennial Valley as one of the most significant natural landscapes in Montana, a tribute to its intact ecological systems, expansive wetlands, diverse native fauna and flora, and concentrations of rare species. Visitors to the Center have unparalleled opportunities to explore, study and create in a singular wilderness area with diverse ecosystems.