November 2021 Newsletter

March 22 - May 23, 2022
Turn the canyons and rivers of the Colorado Plateau into your spring semester classrooms! Students on WRFI's Colorado Plateau: Desert Canyons & Cultures course get to spend two months exploring the landscapes and watersheds of the desert southwest while learning about cultural and ecological resilience in a region of extremes.
As they learn about Indigenous knowledge and history, desert ecology, and the various ways that human and ecological communities continue to adapt in these evolving landscapes, students on this course earn an entire semester's worth of upper division credits in:

  • Native American Studies
  • Natural Resource Science & Management
  • Environmental Studies
  • Geography

We take textbooks and we add hiking boots, canoes, dinosaur tracks, and conversations with real people into the mix. Apply today for a different kind of college experience, and get ready for the semester of a lifetime with WRFI.
Know anyone interested in learning more about WRFI? We'll be hosting weekly virtual information sessions until the end of fall semester! Anyone--from anywhere!--is welcome to attend. These are great opportunities to meet WRFI staff and alumni, hear stories from the field, and ask questions about how students can make WRFI a part of their college plan.
View the full schedule on our website, or register for a Zoom link below:

**Please note that times above are listed in Mountain Standard Time**
Desert Canyons & Cultures | Mar 22 - May 23, 2022

Energy & Climate Change in Montana | June 14 - July 11, 2022

Summer Semester | June 16 - July 27, 2022

In the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem | June 20 - July 10, 2022

Climate Change & Visions of a Sustainable Future | July 20 - Aug 9, 2022

Human/Land Relations | Aug 24 - Oct 25, 2022

Desert Canyons & Cultures | Sept 13 - Nov 14, 2022
GIVING TUESDAY is right around the corner!
We're fast approaching this year's season of giving, and we hope you'll keep WRFI in your thoughts as you contemplate contributions you might like to make this year. As a very small nonprofit organization, we rely on the generosity of donors to keep our course tuition reasonable for students and to provide scholarships for those in need. Your contribution will:

  • increase access for more students to have experiential learning opportunities with WRFI through scholarships and gear loans
  • help WRFI to build up a new scholarship fund for BIPOC students, increasing equity in access to outdoor education opportunities
  • keep WRFI's operations afloat during our off-season
  • support WRFI's ongoing legacy of place-based education in the Rocky Mountain West
Check out new arrivals in the WRFI shop, including new Nalgenes and ceramic mugs, along with our classic stock of T-shirts, hats, and bandannas.

WRFI's 2022 wall calendars are also now available for pre-order in our online store! They are currently in the process of being printed and we hope to have them available for mailing by late November/early December. Visit our photo contest webpage to take a look at the winning photos that will be featured in our 2022 calendar.
Wild Rockies Field Institute is a 501(c)3 organization. Your gift is fully tax deductible. Our Federal Identification Number is 81-0487425.