Environmental Field Projects

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    At Wildlands Studies we offer wildlife, wildland and wildwater field projects around the world. As a participant, you have the unparalleled opportunity to work side by side with educators and field researchers, learning through direct experience and immersion in the field, helping to search for answers to important environmental problems.

    Our small backcountry project teams travel to the heart of where many of today's environmental challenges occur, and together we seek solutions for critical issues facing our world's wildlands. We expect you to come with a basic academic knowledge of ecology, biology and geography, gained through one lower division university science/biology/geography class. Prior field research experience is not required. All necessary skills of data acquisition will be taught on-site during the project.

    Wildlands Studies projects occur entirely in the field. Although not taught in a classroom, there are definite academic expectations: participation in discussions and activities, readings, exams, projects and presentations. There will also undoubtedly be long days, possible inclement weather, logistical challenges, and physically demanding conditions. This comes as well with unsurpassed personal rewards. You will get the most out of the experience if you bring along flexibility, ample patience, a sense of humor, self-motivation, and perhaps most importantly, the desire to work as a team towards a common goal. Wildlands Studies projects are a rare and fascinating opportunity to explore our wildlands firsthand. You will strive toward shared goals with experienced instructors and new friends, gaining knowledge and insight as you learn about the challenges facing the region of your project.

    We invite you to join one of our project teams for a life-changing and eye-opening experience. Our project listings provide detailed information about each project location, research activities, academic curriculum and credit, costs and instructor profiles. As concerned citizens we invite you to join one of our teams, and help in the effort to solve critical problems facing our wildlands and wildlife populations.