• Chris studies a tranquilized Tenrec, an animal often caught for meat in Madagascar.
  • A groupd of students in Madagascar take a pause from performing environmental research
  • Thoreau Scholar Ross Lieb-Lappen views penguins in Antarctica.
  • Thoreau Scholars review a field manual onboard a sailboat as part of a Sea Education Experience (SEA) program.
  • Thoreau Scholar Skylar Behr prepares a test sample in a lab.
  • A group of students explore the jungle at night
  • A group of students study the unique environment of the Madagascar jungle
  • Thoreau Scholar Katrina Malakhoff SCUBA dives in a coral reef.

The Henry David Thoreau Foundation is a charitable trust that propels environmental leadership across disciplines. Through scholarships and grants we strengthen the ability of undergraduate students and professors to pursue collective study of environmental issues and promote more creative action.

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Dr. Chris Golden is our first Thoreau Scholar (Class of 2005) to earn a Faculty Grant. Now a researcher at Harvard, he has launched the Planetary Health Undergraduate Scholars Program. Meet the inaugural class of Planetary Health Undergraduate Scholars...Read more