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.

Genevieve Tarino (’22 M.F.) and James Puerini (’21 M.F.) set fire and observe its spread in the shrub meadow at Yale-Myers Forest in November 2020.
January 28, 2021
In the past year, wildland forest fires have dominated the news, but despite the prevailing narrative of damage and destruction, there has been continued and growing interest...
The COVID Crew lived and worked as an isolated "pod" at Yale-Myers Forest. Crew members from left to right: Shrabya Timsina ‘20 MFS, Zhi Li ‘20 MFS, Austin Dziki ‘21 MF, Schuyler Bordon ‘20 MF, Karam Sheban ‘20 MF, Brittany Wienke ‘20 MF, and Devon Ericksen ‘20 MF.
September 25, 2020
Like every aspect of life, COVID has thrown a wrench in plans and traditions. For the Forest Apprenticeship Program, affectionately known as Forest Crew, COVID reshaped the...
Image expressing the interconnections and purpose of MODs - to move from self to system.
September 25, 2020
Prospective and incoming students often hear the lore of MODs, or orientation modules, that have historically been held for three weeks in August prior to the start of...
September 25, 2020
By Luke Browne This summer, a group of YSE PhD students, postdocs, and a recent Yale College graduate competed in an international competition aimed at developing the best...
July 1, 2020
Gary Dunning (M.F. ’96) and Thomas RaShad Easley (M.F. ISU ‘00, Ed.D. NCSU ’13) launched a short course on Leadership for Forest Steward Professionals for second year...
White sign on a tree in a forest. Green letters on the sign say "RED FRONT"
July 1, 2020
Damaris Chenowith, Laura Green Yale-Myers Forest now has an online version of one of its interpretive trails, providing a virtual rendition of educational content about...
Foresters, landowners, and practitioners apply their skills in the forests of the Philippines during the field course of ELTI’s first offering of the first Tropical Forest Landscapes certificate program.
July 1, 2020
As a leading example for offering online courses and certifications within Yale University, the Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative (ELTI) affiliated with the...