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school of Environmental Studies

Applications for the 2017-2018 year

November 6, 2016

Application forms are now available online for the 2017-2018 school year. Consider joining us for the great learning adventures ahead. Information is located at…

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SES Population Conference

December 2, 2016

January 4 & 5 are the dates of this year’s population conference at SES! Keynote presentations, student-led sessions and an academic…

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Students at U.N. Climate Conference

November 6, 2016

Five SES students participated in the United Nations COP 22 Climate Conference in Morocco this fall. They represented the school through the SES Educational…

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Welcome to the School of Environmental Studies! We would love to tell you more about our unique school. If you are thinking about attending, please visit our prospective student or prospective parent pages to learn more about this life-changing school.

About SES
school of environmental studies
school of environmental studies

Interested in becoming a student?

SES presents a great blend of rigorous academic study and applied fieldwork. If you are interested in learning more, please browse our site, contact one of us, or join us at a meeting. More information at the link below.

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What Makes Us Unique

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Field Studies

Field Studies are one great example of how SES exists as a school beyond its walls. Field studies are academic excursions around the planet intended to immerse students in new climates, cultures and environmental issues. They are an authentic way to look at how people around the world connect and depend on their many and varied environments. In the past we have traveled to dozens of places including Iceland, South Africa, Costa Rica, the Superior Hiking Trail, and the BWCAW to experience amazing wildlife, incredible history, and diverse cultures. We invite you to look at some of our current academic excursions.

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SES Renewable Energy Project

The SES Renewable Energy Project is another example of how the School of Enviornmental Studies and its partners are able to create meaningful learning experiences for SES students.

This partnership serves the larger community as well by producing power to add to the grid and by creating a space for cummunity members to learn about energy alternatives.

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Intensive Theme Courses

Intensive Theme classes offer students an opportunity to try something new or dive deeper into a subject or topic. These courses often allow students an opportunity to explore the areas of study in a variety of settings with field trips both on and off school grounds. Some courses are co-taught with Minnesota Zoo staff members and many incorporate outside experts to add real world expertise.

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