Two Summer High School Courses Announced – Registration Now Open!

Posted: February 7, 2018 at 2:59 pm

Are you a rising high school Junior or Senior, or rising college Freshman, with an interest in conservation and the environment? Are you thinking about getting a head start on earning college credit, while connecting with some of the most qualified world experts in conservation, including Smithsonian scientists, Mason faculty, and colleagues from other U.S. and international conservation organizations?

Consider registering for either of our immersive one-week Summer High School Programs in field conservation!

  • CONS 100 – Introduction to Field Conservation Ecology – Sunday, June 17 – Sunday, June 24, 2018 (2 credits)

    In this immersive 1-week experience, students will acquire first-hand exposure to fieldwork in conservation and how conservation professionals contribute to the long-term survival of species in natural habitats.

  • CONS 110 – Herpetology – Sunday, June 17 – Saturday, June 23, 2018 (1 credit)

    This week long course will provide an immersive introduction to the study of reptiles and amphibians through lecture, discussion, and field trips.

Students stay on site at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, VA (USA) throughout the duration of the course. Program fees include instruction, room and board, tuition costs and all activity fees. More information and the registration form are available here: