About the Program


Who should consider this program?

Any student with an interest in the history, conservation, ecology, and stewardship of New England communities and landscapes as part of their academic work should consider this program. The JBS Environmental Field Semester (EFS) is appropriate for students across the disciplines. Its components meet a number of the requirements for the environmental studies major and minor and are crosslisted with many other programs


None, although a background of environmental studies coursework is expected.

History of the Program

The Environmental Field Semester was first taught by Professors Dan Perlman, Brian Donahue and Laura Goldin in fall 2007. It was taught again by Perlman and Donahue in fall 2008 and in fall 2010.