Field Studies Programs
The ES Program encourages and supports students who consider pursuing environmental field studies programs and research opportunities beyond the limitations of our own curriculum. The ES program is proud to be affiliated with a large number of colleges and universities which offer academic credit to students while they participate in environmentally related field studies opportunities across the county and around the world.
The following is a list of some of the different programs past ES majors have participated in and have received and applied academic credit towards their major requirements. For more information on these or a similar programs, contact the specific program directly or visit with an ES Academic of Peer Advisor.
Sea Education Association <www.sea.edu>
A hands-on experience aboard a traditional sailing ship. Academic studies include oceanography, navigation, astronomy, maritime studies, and practical seamans
Semester at Sea <www.semesteratsea.com>
An opportunity for exploring the people, places and cultures of the world by studying and traveling aboard a ship.
The School for Field Studies <www.fieldstudies.org>
Provides hands-on, interdisciplinary education and environmental research while partnering with local communities around the globe.
The Sierra Institute, Wilderness Field Studies <www.humboldt.edu/sierra/>
Offers both science- and humanities- based field studies programs in California, the Midwest, Chile, and Belize.
Wildlands Studies Program <www.wildlandsstudies.com>
Affiliated through California State University Monterey Bay, they offer over 20 locations for field research projects in the US and around the world. Very popular with UCSB students
Wild Rockies Field Institute <www.wrfi.net>Through the University of Montana, the Institute offers courses in the field in locations stretching from Alaska to Mexico. The emphasis is on thinking critically about environmental and social issues
Northwest Connections, Montana Field Programs <www.northwestconnections.org>
Students live with and learn from the wildlife, landscape, and human community in Montana's wild Swan Valley. A place-based opportunity to go deep into ecology, natural history, and community-based conservation.
Rocky Mountain Field Institute <www.rmfi.org>
Promoting the conservation and stewardship of public lands in the Southern Rockies through volunteer-based trail and restoration projects, environmental education and restoration research.
Operation Wallacea <www.opwall.com>
Research opportunities doing biodiversity monitoring and biological and wildlife conservation management research in remote locations across the world.