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Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is to develop, disseminate, and apply knowledge about the interconnected physical, chemical, and biological evolution of the Earth and other planetary bodies.

Our mission is to:
* Provide students with the knowledge and skills to become scientists, lifelong learners, and responsible citizens
* Develop Earth and environmental science knowledge through fundamental research
* Communicate and serve as a source of knowledge of the Earth and environmental sciences to Tulane University and beyond
* Apply new and existing knowledge to address challenges affecting human society and the environment, including stewardship of the natural world