50th Anniversary

Academics at Prescott College

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Concentration:
Environmental Education MA

Concentration:
Environmental Education MA

Many of our students are traditional and non-traditional educators who wish to help others develop a place-based understanding of a bio/social region through experiential educational models. You can join our students who have founded innovative start-up schools that travel the nation and inspire students to integrate social and ecological concepts. Others have worked in small farming towns to create seed cooperatives to preserve the genetic diversity of crops. In many distinctive ways, our graduates collaborate with public, private and charter schools; residential nature centers; adventure-based programs; and conservation organizations. We are excited to have strong collaborative partnerships with Teton Science School in Wyoming and the Walking Mountains Science Center in Colorado and many of our students create exciting, experiential degrees by working at these centers and transferring credits earned to Prescott College where they complete their degrees.  

Life & Career Outcomes

Life & Career Outcomes
  • Environmental Educator
  • Experiential Education Teacher
  • Outdoor Business Owner
  • Outdoor Program Administrator
  • Preserve Manager
  • Wilderness Educator

Academic Resources

Academic Resources

Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies

Environmental Studies Students Watching Dolphins in Kino Bay

The Kino Bay Center is Prescott College’s field station on the shores of the Gulf of California in Sonora, Mexico. Each year the Kino Bay Center hosts over 450 researchers, students, resident fellows and community visitors from dozens of institutions and community groups from Mexico, the United States and other parts of the world.


The Kino Bay Center facilitates, supports and integrates collaborative efforts promoting sustainable use and conservation of resources in the culturally and biologically rich Midriff Island Region of the Gulf of California. The mission of the Kino Bay Center is to protect priority species and habitats through the integrated application of science, education, information exchange, and community participation. The Center provides high quality opportunities for experiential and field-based education to contribute to research and conservation in the region and to build capacity within local communities for participation in conservation and sustainable development. The Center promotes and models collaborations between people from different cultures and institutions to co-create solutions to complex conservation challenges. 

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Natural History Institute

Natural History Institute Mural

The Natural History Institute at Prescott College is dedicated to the multi-disciplinary study of natural history. All students, visitors, and area residents are invited to utilize the Institute as a place to collaborate on projects, share information, pursue research questions and ecological curiosities, and become inspired to better know the world around them.

Resources offered to students and community patrons of the Natural History Institute include:

• Exhibits on art, science, and culture, including the Josephine Michell Arader Natural History Print Collection of historically significant natural history art
• Guest lectures
• Research support
• Outdoor programming
• Archives of field notes and slides from the binational Southwest
• Digital and physical collections of plant, insect, bird and rock specimens of the Mogollon Highlands and adjacent ecoregions

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River Studies and Leadership Certificate

The River Studies and Leadership Certificate is designed to offer undergraduate students—who have become inspired to join the next generation of river professionals—a foundation of knowledge, skills, and experience in river-based science, policy, conservation, education, and recreation.  Undergraduate students are awarded this certificate by the River Management Society after they have successfully completed a cogent package of river-focused coursework and a river-related professional project.

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Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees