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Turks & Caicos Islands
Marine Resource Studies
Faculty Post

Diving into Research

by Franziska Elmer, Ph.D.


Research is at full swing at the Center for Marine Resource Studies in South Caicos. While most of our students are making their first experiences with research, our faculty is...
June 29, 2019
		
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Panama
Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies
Staff Post

Bread-Making on the Farm

by Holly Hummel


The Santos farm on San Cristobal is a beautiful, secluded place. I was first invited there this spring when arranging a class trip to learn how to make yani queques...
June 29, 2019
		
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Kenya
Wildlife and Water Studies
Makenna Kull
Student Post

Final Impressions of Kenya

by Makenna Kull


At the beginning of the spring semester, we asked student Makenna Kull about her first impressions of Kenya. Now, as the semester comes to a close, she shared her thoughts...
May 22, 2019
Bhutan
Himalayan Environment and Development Studies
Yuko Nakano
Student Post

Final Impressions of Bhutan: Hatch, Crack, Fly

by Yuko Nakano


  At the beginning of the spring semester, we asked student Yuko Nakano about her first impressions of Bhutan. Now, after a semester in country, we reconnected with Yuko.  ...
May 8, 2019
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Turks & Caicos Islands
Marine Resource Studies
Lina Beron Echavarria
Student Post

Final Impressions of TCI

by Lina Berón Echavarría


  At the beginning of the spring semester, we asked student Lina Beron Echavarria about her first impressions of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Now, after a semester in country,...
May 8, 2019
Cambodia
Conservation and Development Studies
Jennifer Maiorana
Student Post

Final Impressions of Cambodia

by Jen Maiorana


  At the beginning of the spring semester, we asked student Jen Maiorana about her first impressions of Cambodia. Now, after a semester in country, we reconnected with Jen.  ...
May 8, 2019
		
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Turks & Caicos Islands
Marine Resource Studies
Faculty Post

Be A Climate Pirate

by Franziska Elmer, Ph.D.


If you were part of the biggest event in human history, what role would you play?   In the next 12 years we will write history. Each one of us...
May 8, 2019
		
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Panama
Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies
Liz Walker
Student Post

Final Impressions of Panama

by Liz Walker


  At the beginning of the spring semester, student Liz Walker shared her first impressions of Panama. Now, after a semester in country, we reconnected with Liz.   What did...
May 7, 2019
		
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Costa Rica
Sustainable Development Studies
Faculty Post

Sounds from a Cloud Forest

by J. Edgardo Arévalo Hernandez, Ph.D.


Sounds from a Cloud Forest: The Research on Bird Songs and Anthropogenic Interference   Protected areas in Costa Rica comprise a variety of tropical habitats and make about one quarter...
May 7, 2019
Beverly Massachusetts
SFS World Headquarters
Staff Post

SFS Receives Cummings Foundation Grant

by Marta Brill, M.A.


The School for Field Studies Awarded $200,000 Beverly nonprofit receives Cummings Foundation grant   Katlyn Armstrong, SFS Vice President of New Programs and Strategic Initiatives at SFS, and Marta Brill,...
May 3, 2019
Panama
Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies
Staff Post

Directed Research in Panama

by Jorie Heilman


Directed Research is up and running in Bocas. We have three groups this semester working on very different projects: Professor Carolyn Kovacs' group (Tropical Coastal Ecology) is continuing a project...
April 24, 2019
Costa Rica
Sustainable Development Studies
Staff Post

Crowdfunding for Faculty Research

by Sophia Graybill


SFS' 2019 Faculty Research Crowdfunding campaign is underway! The campaign launched yesterday morning with the goal of raising money for two of our faculty members to purchase new research equipment....
April 24, 2019
		
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Cambodia
Conservation and Development Studies
Staff Post

Histories of the Bunong Indigenous People

by Arden Simone


    This month, SFS students are focused on Directed Research (DR) -- one of my favorite parts of the semester. I enjoy DR because it is applied, experiential, purposeful,...
April 24, 2019
		
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Turks & Caicos Islands
Marine Resource Studies
Anna Ortega
Student Post

It Starts with Us

by Anna Ortega


"Many of you want to be coral scientists, but you might want to reconsider that." Cut to our Marine Ecology professor clicking out of her climate change Powerpoint and onto...
April 18, 2019
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