Interview with SFS Board Chair Terry L. Andreas

Happy Earth Day! Around the world, more than one billion people are expected to participate in events and activities to promote a healthier planet. To mark the occasion, we sat down with Board Chair Terry L. Andreas, one of the organization’s founders, to hear her thoughts on the accomplishments and evolution of the School since [...]

SFS Dean on Ecology and Education

Name: Robin Sears, Ph.D. Position: Vice President of Academic Affairs Location: SFS Headquarters, Beverly, MA, USA This week was a conference double-header for the SFS Vice President of Academic Affairs. After a week attending the 97th meeting of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) in Portland, Oregon, I dashed home to participate in an innovative [...]

SFS Team Reports New Program Development in Panama

    An SFS staff team representing academics, admissions, and research are in Panama this month to advance development of the Tropical Island Biodiversity and Conservation Studies pilot program launching this fall and spring in Bocas del Toro. We are in a rich socio-cultural environment where our students and faculty will be able to explore [...]

SFS: Ahead of its Time

“The School for Field Studies looks to this next generation of SFS-trained thought-leaders, scientists and activists to save the world. And that’s not an overstatement.” By Priscilla Deck, SFS Chief Philanthropy Officer While most widely known for the World Heritage Sites that dot the globe, The United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) also [...]

Rainforest Alliance Certifies Farm at SFS Center in Costa Rica

Name: Dr. Gerardo Avalos Position: SFS Center Director Program: Sustainable Development Studies, Costa Rica Read the Official Press Release The Center for Sustainable Development Studies is pleased to announce that its farm has achieved the Rainforest Alliance Certification™  awarded by the Rainforest Alliance. This culminates a process that began in January 2010. With this certification, the [...]

Meaningful Study Abroad Choices

Name: Mark Seifert Position: SFS Assistant Dean Education: Ph.D. in Economic Anthropology from Brandeis University I got back last week from Penn State University where I delivered a talk to dozens of undergraduate advisors from northeastern and mid-atlantic colleges about the value and virtues of study abroad education. My audience was eager to hear about [...]

SFS Dean Tests Solar Technology

“My strategy: carry the unit around so that I may capture a slice of the sun’s energy at any opportune moment.” – SFS Dean Robin Sears I am getting older – which is a good thing. For my birthday two weeks ago I received a small, portable solar panel and battery set up (Powermonkey eXplorer). [...]

Join SFS for a Tanzania Safari Spring 2012

I am thrilled to be organizing a special safari to Tanzania (March 10-22, 2012) for interested members of the SFS family! By Dr. Priscilla Deck I went to Tanzania for the first time last January. I was attending the annual Center Directors meeting  at The SFS Center for Wildlife Management Studies with other SFS staff [...]


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