Students work with the River Keepers organization in Fargo-Moorhead to study issues related to water quality in the Red River basin.
At our Concordia Language Villages near Bemidji, Minn., students study energy conservation and north woods ecology at the one-of-a-kind BioHaus, designed by a leading-edge German environmental firm.
Be Hands On
At Long Lake, located less that an hour’s drive from campus near Detroit Lakes, Minn., students are studying a variety of issues related to prairie, forest and lakeshore habitat. A new classroom on site accommodates 25 students, and allows students to bring in samples from the land and water for closer examination.
Be Leading Edge
The program uses Geographical Information Systems to analyze data concerning land-use planning for many environmental and sociological issues. The applications of GIS are almost boundless, ranging from natural resource management, to engineering and construction, to public safety. Students are mapping the Long Lake Station’s forb, grass and tree species using GPS and GIS.
Travel to Norway to study unique places like the Lofoten Islands, located above the Arctic Circle where ocean currents are changing the landscape. A May Seminar travels to the Galapagos Islands to study the world’s most unique plant and wildlife species. Another May Seminar in Tanzania works on conservation and wildlife management alongside scientists with the African Wildlife Federation.