Natural Resources Summer Practicum​​

Forestry students have been retreating to the woods for over 70 summers, gaining first-hand knowledge no classroom lecture can match. And while many schools are scaling back their summer camp programs, Purdue has expanded the program to include students majoring in fisheries and aquatic sciences and wildlife.


Scenes from the summer practicum located to the right, gives you a quick view of the experiences you will gain: hands on outdoor lab work, introduction to equipment and building relationships with fellow classmates. Also view article sharing Summer Practicum impact of FNR student to staff member: Coming Full Circle with the Natural Resources Summer Practicum.


This practicum is field instruction and practice during the summer following the sophomore year. All students focus on land measurement and surveying, inventory of forest, wildlife, aquatic resources and integrated resource management. Followed by specific modules in fisheries, foresty and wildlife management. Students pay university tuition plus a fee for living facilities and subsistence.


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Please call the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources Office of Student Services at 765-494-3591 to schedule a visit.

Summer Practicum, FNR-370

students on rock

Log tractor

FNR Summer camp, group photo ​


Forestry and Natural Resources, 715 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2061 USA, (765) 494-3590

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