Outside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Each semester, the department takes multi-day trips to explore earth and environmental science concepts and issues in the field. These trips include regional, national, and international destinations. Recent regional trips include New England, the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, and the central and southern Appalachians. We also regularly travel to the western US (e.g., Arizona, California, Nevada) and Hawaii. Recent international field trips have visited the Bahamas, Costa Rica, and Canada.

Our field trips, which involve spending several days together off-campus, working on a common problem, give our students opportunities to develop close bonds with each other and with our faculty. Denison alumni have recognized the importance of these field studies to their own careers and have provided generous funds to help subsidize these life-changing experiences, making them financially available to all EESC majors and minors.

During the summers, EESC students have opportunities to conduct paid research with faculty mentors on geologic and environmental research projects. EESC students can also take part in internships in a wide variety of industries, including state and federal agencies (e.g., National Park Service), natural history museums, and private environmental firms. All majors participate in a senior seminar that focuses on a specific Earth and Environmental Science question or subject area under collective guidance of all members of the EESC faculty.

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