Experiential Learning Opportunities
Guilford offers ENVS students transformative study abroad experiences. Through field- based learning and research, our students engage in global environmental issues and expand their understanding of core principles.
The ENVS department highlights the following programs for ENVS students:
The Ecoquest Education Foundation, an applied field studies program in New Zealand, offers participants the chance to gain applied field experience in ecology, resource management and environmental policy.
School for Field Studies
The School for Field Studies offers a wide variety of programs and locations designed to explore local environmental problems and engage students in field research. Students attending School for Field Studies programs regularly participate in the Guilford Undergraduate Research Symposium (GUS) each Spring.
Interested in Study Abroad? View a past ENVS study abroad opportunity: Tour of Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands.
Internships and Volunteer Opportunities
- The Center for Education, Imagination, and the Natural World at Timberlake Farm
- Guilford County Soil and Water Conservation District
- Piedmont Environmental Center
- Piedmont Land Conservancy
- The Greensboro Natural Science Center
- Greensboro Parks and Recreation
- Carnivore Preservation Trust
- Clean Water Fund of North Carolina
- North Carolina Aquariums
- North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- North Carolina State Government Internship Program
National and International Opportunities:
- Student Conservation Association
- Environmental Protection Agency
- US Fish and Wildlife Services
- Brookings Institution
- National Audubon Society
- National Wildlife Federation
- Sierra Club
- The Nature Conservancy
- EarthWatch Institute
The Environmental Studies department holds a forum every spring that showcases student and class projects including Study Abroad, interdisciplinary projects, film documentaries and individual research.
Every year ENVS students present original research at Guilford’s Undergraduate Symposium.
2012 GUS Paricipants: Courtney Mandeville (Environmental Studies and Biology major): A comparison of total nitrogen and water quality recommendations for the Cache River Basin, AR.