Alumni Profile: Adam Miller

Name: Adam Miller SFS Program: Australia Fall 2011 Current Work: Planet Indonesia, Director and Founder Early morning bird watching, afternoons in reforestation sites, evenings with spotlights searching for nocturnal mammals…this is all part of a typical day at The School for Field Studies (SFS) Rainforest Studies program in Australia. My time at SFS allowed me [...]

Alumni Profile: Kate Mansfield

Dr. Kate Mansfield TCI Spring’ 91 is a marine scientist and sea turtle biologist at the University of Central Florida. She and her team have recently published a paper in Proceedings of the Royal Society B on the whereabouts of baby sea turtles during their “lost years”—the time spent between hatching on the beach and [...]

Kenya, 26 Years Later

by Wayne Sentman SFS Kenya Fall ’87 Naturalist at Oceanic Society This September will mark 26 years since I first visited Kenya as part of the SFS Wildlife Management Studies semester program. In a pre-Facebook/Skype era, none of the 18 students knew much about the other until we arrived at the airport in Nairobi. Over [...]

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 Alum on the 97th ESA Conference

Name: Elizabeth Forbes School: Vassar College ’12 SFS Alum: Australia Spring 2011 So here I sit, behind the table of The School for Field Studies booth at the Ecological Society of America (ESA) conference, looking at the small sampling of ecological research posters within my view; there are hundreds more in the vast room housing [...]

Alumni Profile: Jeff Flocken

Jeffrey Flocken (SFS Kenya Summer ’90) is the DC Office Director at the International Fund for Animal Welfare. He recently coauthored a book called Wildlife Heroes with fellow conservationist Julie Scardina that has been featured on the TODAY SHOW, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NPR, and Sirius Radio, and has received endorsements from celebrities [...]

The Artist’s Role in Shaping Environmental Attitudes

How do you think that the artist and the scientist can, should, or must work together to change our behaviors and attitudes about the environment? By Alyssa Irizarry, SFS Alumna & SFS Staff Member Consider this: How do the artist and the scientist come together to shape individuals’ environmental attitudes and behaviors? I used this [...]

Job Search Tips from SFS HR Manager

“The power to get hired is in your hands and it will require time and effort.” – Michael Teichberg, SFS HR Manager An invaluable free resource for college students and recent graduates is their university’s career services center. One would think that this alone should serve as the epicenter of a collegiate’s job search. They [...]

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