MODs Introduces New Students to Urban Ecology of New Haven

Note: Yale School of the Environment (YSE) was formerly known as the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES). News articles and events posted prior to July 1, 2020 refer to the School's name at that time.

For generations of students at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, the three-week summer orientation known as “MODs” has become a defining experience of their time at Yale.

In addition to learning fundamental environmental skills in the forests of Connecticut, today’s F&ES students also spend a week in the streets and green spaces of New Haven, where they become familiar with the field methods for analyzing the urban ecosystem.

A new video offers a glimpse into Urban MODs.