Urban Ecology Field Lab, Field Museum

Indiana Dunes State Park, Northerly Island, and the greater Chicago region

Title: Urban Ecology Field Lab

Organization: Field Museum

Type of opportunity: Summer Training in Ecological & Social Methods for the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders

  • Learn about urban ecology & conservation challenges facing cities.
  • Immerse yourself in overnight experiences at Indiana Dunes State Park, Northerly Island and visits to natural areas and gardens in the greater Chicago region.
  • Train in social and ecological research theory and methods.
  • Apply skills in your own research project guided by Field Museum scientists.

Additional Info:

  • Gain anthropological skills like ethnography, asset­-mapping & participatory research
  • Gain ecological skills like plant & wildlife monitoring and soil & water testing
  • Conduct your own research project in partnership with local institutions to have on the ground impact
  • Undergraduate & early career scientists interested in science & conservation encouraged to apply
  • Program cost of $1500 includes two overnight immersive experiences, weekly field trips, and equipment for methods training. Does not cover lodging or food
  • Lead Faculty: Drs. Graham Pickren, Abigail Derby-Lewis, and Jacob Campbell


For more information and to apply visit: fieldmuseum.org/urban-ecology-field-lab