Do you want to develop a sense of place and get to know the local landscape and its wild inhabitants? Are you interested in learning about career paths and research opportunities in field biology, ecology, evolution, and conservation biology? Then take some time to participate in the field trips and presentations organized by the UMass Field Biology Club. The UMass Field Biology Club is sponsored by the Biology Department, however participation is open to all Five College students with an interest in field biology.

The FBC will provide several types of opportunities for students. The club will organize trips to local natural areas lead by biologists with expertise in such areas as botany, mammalogy, ornithology, herpetology and other subdisciplines in organismal biology. The club will also sponsor talks and provide information regarding internships, jobs, and graduate school opportunities.


1st Fall 2009 Field Trip


Field Club Mailing Lists

If you are interested in getting announcements about field trips, talks, interships, jobs, and gradaute oppurtunties, then sign up for the two Field Club mailing lists.

Announcements List

This list will send information about upcoming meetings, field trips and talks.

Sign up for the announcments mailing list

Job/Internships List

This list will send information about jobs, internships, volunteer work, and graduate school oppurtunties in organismal and field biology.

Sign up for the jobs mailing list

Organizational Meeting

Thursday, Feb. 7th, 6:30 pm, in Morrill II, Rm 349.


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