• Erika Zavaleta and Justin Cummings stand in front of the ocean
  • A group of students study the unique environment of the Madagascar jungle
  • An African American and an Asian American student surveying tide pools
  • Thoreau Scholar Ross Lieb-Lappen views penguins in Antarctica.
  • Thoreau Scholar Katrina Malakhoff SCUBA dives in a coral reef.
  • A group of students explore the jungle at night
  • A groupd of students in Madagascar take a pause from performing environmental research
  • Thoreau Scholar Skylar Behr prepares a test sample in a lab.
  • Chris studies a tranquilized Tenrec, an animal often caught for meat in Madagascar.
  • Thoreau Scholars review a field manual onboard a sailboat as part of a Sea Education Experience (SEA) program.

The Henry David Thoreau Foundation is a charitable trust that propels environmental leadership across disciplines. Through scholarships and grants we strengthen the ability of undergraduate students and professors to pursue collective study of environmental issues and promote more creative action.

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