Field school is an important milestone in a student’s forestry education. After three years of classroom courses in basic sciences, ecology, silviculture, hydrology, and much more, field school moves the learning environment to the forest.
At field school, students integrate their course learning, develop powerful observation and diagnostic skills, and work in teams to develop forest management strategies. To support our students with the cost of field school, please donate today.
Students say that field school gives them “the opportunity to apply … classroom learning to real world scenarios and build upon … scientific understanding.” One student also shared that it “helped me to truly feel like a part of the forestry community, which has since deeply enriched my life as a student at UBC.”
On average, field school costs each student between $800 and $1800, depending on the number and location of field schools they attend. For many students, covering this fee is stressful, impacting their studies or forcing them to juggle part-time jobs.
“Getting hands-on field camp experience helps forestry graduates contribute right away when they come to work in the forest industry, because they already have field skills that are assets to future employers.”
– Mauro D. Calabrese RPF, President, ABCPF & Planning Forester, West Fraser