ReWilding Experience

Students in both the Masters and Doctorate programs meet in person twice a year with VGI faculty in a natural setting – usually a National Park. These excursions are part of the official curriculum for both programs.

ReWildings take place in some of the most beautiful, and endangered places in the US. We travel to locations with students that encourage a continued education, but also to get to know each other and explore our planet. Viridis Graduate Institute supports the National Parks and we rotate our visits to many of these special areas each year.

ReWilding is one of the most popular aspects of our program and it is equally as important as the academic study. Students expand on their knowledge of the ecological world, increase their understanding of the vast interdependent systems we are embedded in.

Note: Airfare and Meals are not included in ReWilding fee. Students make their own convenient flight and transportation arrangements for each ReWilding. Meals are the student’s responsibility, but we are in areas where food is easily available. 

ReWildings – Snapshots of our experiences:

Fall 2013: San Louis Obispo, CA

Spring 2014: Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

Fall 2014: Acadia National Park, ME

Spring 2015: Sustainable Farm in Vermont

Fall 2015: Sequoia National Park, CA

Spring 2016: Zion National Park, UT

Fall 2016: Glacier National Park, MT

Spring 2017: Bear Mountain State Park, New York

Fall 2017: Denali National Park, AK