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.
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.