Field Studies in Environmental Studies Offer Variety of Experiences
Baylor's Department of Environmental Studies offers many opportunities for field schools and study abroad. These programs are lead by a faculty member and can be taken for course credit. For full details on these programs, visit the department's website by clicking here.
Field schools have included trips to:
Baylor in the Appalachias
Research topics included
In the 2004 trip to Appalachia, students spent the first two weeks in eastern Tennessee with a forest ecologist learning about the history of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and a variety of management issues. The last three weeks are spent in Red River Gorge, Kentucky, with an applied anthropologist, conducting research on recreationists, local residents, absentee landowners, and management personnel. There were also several recreational opportunities, including hiking, canoeing, some rafting, camping, and caving.
Baylor in Costa Rica
Animal Enrichment Field School
Students chose the animals they want to work with and do original research. They worked with various species of animals at the Cameron Park Zoo, including elephants, gibbons, snakes, alligators, lions, tigers, giraffes, and many species of birds.
In addition to working at the zoo, several field trips were taken to other zoos and sanctuaries around Central Texas. Students also spent 5 days at South Padre Island, working with sea turtles.