Hands-on experiences in the field are a major part of the ES experience. Most courses include a fieldwork component.

Students travel to locations ranging from the Rocky Mountain West to the coastal habitats of Maine, and from policymakers' offices in Washington, D.C., to the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival.

(Right) ES majors Alexis Melusky, Chris Martin, Tara Hewitt , and Jennie Fiorito measuring a beach profile and collecting sand samples at Assateague Island National Seashore, located between Virginia and Maryland and renowned for its wild horses.