Whether graduate students or undergraduates, students in the School of the Environment typically learn, work, and study outdoors in many different kinds of environments.
Students working on internships, as graduate research assistants, or in any number of other capacities and educational activities may find themselves needing to traverse and stay in remote locations. Working in remote locations obviously raises a number of safety and other concerns for student well being.
SoE Field Study / Safety Kits for Students
From Dr. Allyson Beall King, Director:
The School of the Environment often sends our graduate students out into the wilds of the world to conduct difficult and challenging, but exciting new research. After all, not all research and learning occurs inside of a lecture hall, library, or textbook!
For our CougsGive – SoE 2023 special event, we are seeking funds to better support our student researchers with field safety equipment including satellite communication devices, back up batteries, and a wide variety of necessary equipment to ensure student comfort and safety while living and working outdoors.
In addition to the obvious safety concerns, not all of our students either have or can readily afford quality and expensive field equipment such as backpacks, tents, and necessary camping and other survival gear.
Having this type of specialized equipment assembled into “Field / Safety Kits” and available for check out as needed will help everyone sleep better at night knowing that our students who are studying and working in the wilds will have good shelter, emergency communications, and other urgently needed safety, technical, and field equipment.
Your Environmental Gift at Work
Please help SoE students succeed and reach their educational goals by making a modest donation today to support School of the Environment Excellence Funds. A small gift will go a long ways towards helping these worthy students.
Your donation helps ensure that students have access to the technology and resources to enrich their education, provide valuable field experience, and prepare them to become the future environmental leaders needed to guide and develop a sustainable world.
Thank you for supporting our dedicated, hard-working WSU students as they strive to understand and conserve the natural world for all future generations.