Field Stations

Rural Futures

Field Stations is an immersive integrative studies workshop that focuses on climate change in ecologically-critical places. The Wright-Ingraham Institute invites early career candidates and graduate students from all fields to apply to the summer 2022 workshop in the San Juan River Basin (Southwestern United States).

Program Dates: June 1-29, 2022

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Integrative Studies in Sustainability,
Regeneration, and Resilience

We use an integrative studies model to emphasize cross-disciplinary problem solving. By bringing diverse viewpoints and practitioners together, we can examine socio-ecological relationships and build on the proposition that we (humans) are fully a part of nature. Understanding interconnectedness is critical to successfully resolving challenging issues in our rapidly changing world.

In this program, participants will:

  • Imagine and understand interconnected systems
  • Broaden perception through interdisciplinary collaborations
  • Gain field inquiry experience and ecological literacy
  • Use tools from the sciences, arts and humanities
  • Foster a supportive alumni and faculty community
  • Advance a creative and investigative project

History

Since its founding in the 1970s, the Wright-Ingraham Institute has organized experimental educational models related to environmental studies. Our new generation of programming continues that vision. In 2019, the Wright-Ingraham Institute rekindled its original educational mission by hosting a Field Stations workshop in Bogotá, Medellín, and the Middle Magdalena River Valley, Colombia. Ten participants from six different countries, working with a mix of core faculty and visiting specialists, engaged in an interdisciplinary co-learning environment.

Covid-19 Statement

Our team is creating a Summer 2022 Covid-19 fieldwork protocol using local health advisories, and we will keep participants updated on any changes in Covid-19 restrictions. Participants are required to submit a Covid-19 vaccination card and proof of health insurance in advance of travel dates.