Shelter A Researcher
One expedition tent
At the end of a long day of field work in remote and wild places, our cold, tired, but dedicated School for Field Studies research teams are in need of shelter. They spend the majority of their time in the field collecting data, often grabbing a few hours of sleep on the beach, in the bush, or in the rainforest. A decent tent is frequently the only thing separating them from wind, rain and wildlife.
SFS uses highly durable field expedition tents whenever possible, but this equipment wears out quickly due to rugged conditions and plenty of use. When away from our field stations on overnight research expeditions, these tents provide shelter for anywhere from 20 to 35 students and faculty after a day of tagging turtles, conducting wildlife counts, trekking to island cays, or monitoring water quality in a rainforest stream. Any student will testify to the comfort and security of a simple tent at the end of a long day in the field. Interestingly enough, wildlife seem to respect the parameters of such a modest barrier! The tents are an invaluable component to The School for Field Studies mission: bringing students and researchers together, in the field, to conduct relevant and critical research that gets us closer to developing conservation solutions for our host communities.