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Field courses within the E&S major expose students to the region’s rich diversity of forests, streams, lakes, wetlands, and other ecosystems.  Courses take advantage of facilities managed by many different departments and units.  E&S undergraduate students gain internship experience and conduct independent research at these project sites. 


Photo of Little Moose Field Station.Little Moose Field Station

The Little Moose Field Station, located near Old Forge in the southwestern Adirondacks, serves as the field headquarters for Cornell's aquatic research efforts in the Adirondack Mountain region of New York.


Photo of two people doing research on a boat.

Cornell Biological Field Station at Shackelton Point

To conduct research in fisheries and aquatic ecology in New York State with a focus on Oneida Lake, the Great Lakes and other NYS inland lakes. To support the educational, outreach and extension programs of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and Cornell University.


Photo of people teaching/doing research at the Arnot Forest.The Arnot Teaching and Research Forest

Embracing a conservation ethic through support of research and education that balances sustainable production and the maintenance of ecological function.


Photo of people looking at a garden.Cornell Botanic Gardens’ Natural Areas

Cornell Botanic Gardens’ Natural Areas program stewards more than 3400 acres of preserves, from Fall Creek and Cascadilla gorges and Beebe Lake—the very icons of Cornell—to remote hilltops of old-growth forest and quiet wildflower-strewn fens that rarely see a human visitor.


Photo of the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest.Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest

Research findings at Hubbard Brook provide raw material for education and policy-outreach programs that deliver authentic data to students, policymakers, and members of the public who care deeply about our natural world.


Photo of people making maple syrup.Cornell Sugar Maple Research & Extension Program

Pure maple syrup is a traditional natural product unique to North America. The Cornell Sugar Maple Program exists to improve the production and use of maple products by working with producers, consumers, and others interested in this fascinating local product.


Photo of people doing lab work in Maine.

Shoals Marine Laboratory

Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML) is Cornell's marine field station on Appledore Island, Maine, and offers summer-credit courses and internships in areas ranging from marine biology to sustainable engineering.  The island’s “green grid” incorporates a wind turbine and solar photovoltaic array, making it a site for sustainable engineering projects as well as field studies in marine and intertidal ecology, migratory bird banding, and other biological research.‚Äč