YSE Forest-Related Education

At the YSE Forest School, education takes place in many forms and places, including at the Yale Forests, field trips throughout the U.S. and world, and virtually through online courses and certificate programs. Faculty, lecturers, and staff guide these educational experiences, while students and alum provide input and participate in the classroom, online, and in the field.

The 2022 fall forestry field trip visited forest and agricultural lands in Vermont in October 2022. Photo courtesy of Philipp Hoehme, visiting TUM student. 
January 9, 2023
For the third week of October, master’s and PhD students headed to the regenerative farms and northern hardwood forests of Vermont for the 2022 fall forestry field...
Liz Felker ’18 MESc (bottom), Sara Santiago ’19 MF (top left), Jules Chen ’24 MF, and Diana Satkauskas ’24 MF represent The Forest School at the inaugural Women’s Forest Congress.
December 6, 2022
Noting the significant lack of women in leadership positions in the forest sector, a group of women organized a space to specifically cultivate and empower women’s...
Diana Satkauskas ‘24 MF, Annie Miller ‘23 MEM, Will Weinberg ‘22 MFS, and Julie Chen ‘24 MF wrap up a full day at the SAF 2022 National Convention in Baltimore.
December 6, 2022
Entering the Baltimore Convention Center’s doors for the Society of American Foresters 2022 National Convention is somewhat like walking through the local grocery store on a...
Joe Orefice (far left) and Mark Ashton (yellow helmet) instruct the 2022 Forest Crew on timber marking in Yale-Myers Forest on July 21, 2022. Photo courtesy of Ian Christmann.
October 25, 2022
Summer at Yale-Myers Forest is undeniable. An escape from the urban heat waves and an opportunity to build relationships with the land and one another, students opt to...
Students and staff, posing outside of the convention center, represent The Forest School at the Yale School of the Environment at the 2022 World Forest Congress in Seoul, South Korea.
June 27, 2022
By Jess Jones ‘23 MF We joined thousands of people in Seoul, South Korea the first week of May to attend the 2022 World Forestry Congress, the planet’s largest gathering of...
Yale and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) gather together in Bavaria, Germany for the first time since COVID-19 emerged.
June 27, 2022
By Sara Santiago ‘19 MF Students at The Forest School at the Yale School of the Environment were busy with multiple field trips throughout the semester, including spring...
Maple Managers Mary Katherine DeWane ’23 MF and Emma Broderick ’23 MF/MBA set up taps on 109 trees and tied 2,000 wire ties on blue tubing to create a network for syrup production. Photo by Isaac Merson '23 MEM.
May 18, 2022
By Isaac Merson ’23 MEM “There is a forest in every one of us,” Professor of Silviculture and Forest Ecology Mark Ashton explains as we meander through the powerful oaks,...