FSU Environmentalism

Framingham State’s students, faculty and staff take pride in being responsible environmental stewards.

Framingham State University has been a leader among universities nation-wide in promoting sustainable practices on campus, as well as offering degree opportunities in several fields allowing for students to not only gain experience through internships but to find permanent employment in the growing fields of environmental endeavors and policy.

The 2015 purchase of the Warren Conference Center will allow for much needed field expansion of these programs. Besides the 70 acre setting of the center itself, it is surrounding by Warren Woods, Ashland State Park, Massachusetts Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary, as well as private property protected by conservation restrictions totaling close to 1,600 acres of relatively contiguous conservation land.

FSU Environmental Students at Work

Alumni SpotlightErynn Dayhoff
Erynn Dayhoff '12

Environmental Scientist, Oxbow Associates, Inc.

During her time at FSU, Erynn interned for the American Chestnut Tree Foundation and volunteered her time doing field work for an alpine pond ecology research project on Mount Wachusett. Her work now involves vernal pool investigations, rare and endangered plant and animal assessments, and wetland delineations.

Alumni SpotlightRachel DeFronzo
Rachel DeFronzo '15

EARTH Education Coordinator, Southwick's Zoo

I love educating the public about wildlife conservation. I've always been passionate about wildlife, and I was able to complete my capstone project at FSU on black bear movement in Massachusetts."

Alumni Spotlight Kylee Dunham
Kylee Dunham '13

Graduate Research Assistant, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University

As an FSU undergraduate, Kylee's Environmental Science thesis on Population Viability of American Alligators in Northern Latitudes was accepted for publication in the Journal of Wildlife Management. She is now earning her PhD and working as a research assistant at Auburn University, where her studies focus on Spectacled Eiders in Alaska.