School for Field
The School for Field Studies offers field study courses at project sites throughout the world. Since its founding in 1980, over 9,500 college and high school students have conducted hands-on, community-focused environmental field work in SFS programs around the world. This website will help you discover how you can live and study in some of the most beautiful and threatened ecosystems in the world while earning college credit. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.
Geology Summer Field School
A geology field school (also called field camp) is a six-credit summer course offered by many geology departments at large universities across the country.
The Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissioners provides a certification program for conservation commissioners. The program is an inexpensive way to gain environmental training and a credential that will be useful for future volunteer and professional work.
The volunteer training page for the Natural Resources Trust of Bridgewater (NRTB) features local and regional workshops intended to improve the skills of the volunteer leaders of this local environmental organization. This includes many inexpensive, one-day workshops that can enhance the education of students with an environmental focus. Dr. Hayes-Bohanan is the Education Coordinator for NRTB, and maintains this list of workshops.
Any Earth Science or Geography Major interested in pursuing a career in environmental management or environment science should think about completing a Hazwopper (Hazardous Materials) Training course. Such a course will augment your resume and make you more attractive to potential employers. Hazwopper courses are available at numerous locations all over the country. A number of different courses are available depending on your specific career interests. OccuHealth, Inc. in Mansfield Massachusetts offers a wide variety of courses. During your senior year, we recommend that you take the standard 40-hour Hazwopper Training course. The course can usually be completed over a 4 day period. There are also a number of organizations that offer on-line Hazwopper Training, including NET (National Environmental Trainers) and IES (Iguana Educational Services). Which ever option you choose, make sure that the course is OSHA compliant.
This organization (which has nothing to do with Princteon University) offers "The Groundwater Pollution and Hydrology Course". Some experience is helpful, but not necessary, as this course does review basic principles before tackling more advanced topics. This and other more advanced courses offered by this ogranization will enhance your technical skills.
Last Modified: July 2, 2012