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.
- 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