Subjects: Students are registered in four courses: Techniques of Wildlife Management, Wildlife Ecology, Environmental policy and Socioeconomic Values and a Directed Research.
Prerequisites: 2.7 GPA, junior-level standing, demonstrated maturity; have completed at least one college-level ecology or biology course
Length: Fall or Spring semesters, Summer.
Credit: SFS semester programs incorporate course courses and carry a total of 16 semester credits (four units) in biology or environmental studies from Boston University. Summer courses carry 4 semester credits (one unit) in environmental studies.
Housing: Students have the incredible opportunity to conduct research from two prime locations. The National Park Camp is located on 60 acres of the Athi-Kapiti plains on the Southern border of Nairobi National Park. Kilimanjaro Bush Camp is located approximately 215 km southeast of Nairobi. At both field stations, students sleep in thatched-roor bandas, with a main building, or chumba, which houses a dining room, kitchen, classroom and library. Additional facilities include a duka (shop), choos (outhouse) and open-air showers.
Cost: Albion College tuition and fees, room and board where applicable. This covers group equipment, supplies, scientific instruments and material.
Costs not covered by Albion: Transportation to and from the program, personal gear (clothing, sleeping bags, backpacks, SCUBA gear) and any other personal expenditures, and any expenses incurred while traveling during the five day midterm break.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Tim Lincoln, Geological Sciences and Institute for the Study of the Environment, Palenske Hall, 517.629.0486,
Comments: Each SFS Center is located in a resource dependent community that has requested SFS assistance in addressing their environmental challenges. From a community base SFS students investigate real local environmental problems (case studies) from a number of disciplinary perspectives (usually ecology, resource management, economics, applied anthropology, and political science). Lectures by faculty and guests provide the theoretical and local background information needed to address the problem.
The School for Field Studies
100 Cummings Center, Suite 534-G
Beverly, MA 01915 USA
Telephone: (978) 741-3544
Toll Free: 1-800-989-4418
Fax: (978) 741-3551