Near and far: Students conduct fieldwork with faculty around the world

Environmental Studies students are doing research in locales from Gettysburg to northern India

Whether five or 7,500 miles away, the Gettysburg College environmental studies (ES) department offers students unmatched opportunities for research with faculty members in the field.

In the last year, ES students have done research in a variety of locales, from the area outside of Rajaji National Park in northern India to Devil’s Den, a boulder-strewn hill in Gettysburg National Military Park.

Environmental impacts of relocating Indian villages

When the opportunity arose to conduct research in India with two of her professors and a classmate, Jessie M. Pierce ’14, an ES and globalization studies major, jumped at the opportunity, “I was already planning on spending the spring semester in Jaipur, India when Prof. Ogra asked me if I would like to go to India a few weeks early to participate in a research project. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. How could I refuse?”

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