Scenes from the Semester in Environmental Science

Students in the 2022 Semester in Environmental Science course seine for samples. Credit: Loretta Roberson

Since September 4, undergraduate students with a passion for the environment have been in Woods Hole, participating in the Semester in Environmental Science (SES). The program, run by the MBL Ecosystems Center, is an intensive field and laboratory-based program on ecosystem science and global change.

The SES program emphasizes learning by doing – students spend over 20 hours each week in the lab and field investigating forests, ponds and estuaries on Cape Cod.

Flip through the slideshow below to see some of the scenes from this year's SES cohort.

Field work in the forest
Students sample on a boat
Instructions on The Gemma
three students do field work in the rain
Students in a lab
After a day in the rain, it's time to go to the lab.
The first day of SES
Students take samples on a beach
SES runs from September 4 - December 20, 2022.
Learn more about the Semester in Environmental Science