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  • College of Arts & Sciences

    • Science Division
    • Kirkbride Hall, Room 323
    • tel: 610-499-4003
    • fax: 610-499-4496
  • Dr. Stephen R. Madigosky

    • Chair, Department of Environmental Science and Sustainability
    • Kirkbride Hall, Room 206
    • tel: 610-499-4269

Labs & Field Sites, Environmental Science and Sustainability

Widener University is strategically located near world-class museums, laboratories, parks, wildlife reserves, and private technology companies that students explore as part of their classes, independent research endeavors, club activities, and special events.  

The relationships we have established with many of these institutions provide students with valuable opportunities to augment their college education with real-world experiences—something often lacking at other institutions. We can also, on occasion, arrange an environmental internship at a facility of interest for our students.

dr. chad freed talking to studentLaboratories

Our laboratories are cutting-edge facilities equipped with modern instrumentation that students use as a part of their classes and research projects. We run a state-of-the-art, technology-driven, geographic information system (GIS) laboratory. In addition, students may take advantage of a number of grant opportunities to fund their independent research.


Study Abroad PeruInternational Field Sites

In addition, Widener University students may travel to one or more international field sites several times a year. These include the Las Lajas coffee farm in Alajuela, Costa Rica, the Ostional Wildlife Refuge on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, the Amazon Conservatory of Tropical Studies in Iquitos, Peru, and the Uyuca Cloud Forest Reserve in Honduras.


student picking berriesLocal Field Sites

Widener University is geographically juxtaposed to a number of parks, wildlife refuges, reserves, arboretums, and natural areas that are routinely used for instructional purposes in our classes.



A few of these local field sites include:

Students visit these locations to investigate a variety of environmental issues as part of their coursework.