Welcome to the Future of Our Planet

At the Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, we’re working to secure a more sustainable and equitable tomorrow

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How We Make a Difference

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Research
Unfolding on land and at sea, Wrigley Institute research spans all disciplines to find holistic solutions to our world’s most pressing environmental problems.
Education
We’re training the next generation of environmental changemakers through learning opportunities in Los Angeles, on Catalina Island, and beyond.
Engagement
Signature events spark meaningful, nonpartisan change to save our planet.
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Training for Tomorrow

Our bachelor’s and master’s degree programs train students to view the environment with fresh eyes and develop novel, world-changing solutions to big problems.

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Support to Find Solutions

Whether on USC’s main campus or at our one-of-a-kind marine lab on Catalina Island, interns and fellows pursue their passions with the support of funding, leading faculty, and dedicated staff.

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World-Class, Original Research

Wrigley Institute research centers are leading the way in illuminating the state of our planet, solving its most pressing problems, and transforming the way society thinks and acts on the environment.

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Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island

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Make Your Impact

Your gift to the Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies provides opportunities for our students and supports world-changing research for the planet.