One barrier institutions and instructors face when taking students into the field is an increasing concern about liability. As a means to address this concern, we have collaborated with Steve Pace, a risk management professional, to create Saying Yes to Environmental Field Studies—A guide to proactive, successful administration and operation. This guide borrows heavily from Prescott College’s Field Manual, one that is built upon a long legacy of prioritizing effectively-managed, field-based education.
We encourage you to borrow and adapt risk management protocols and procedures found in Saying Yes to suit the needs of your own organization. Additional resources for further learning and training may also be found in this document. Saying Yes is made available for free as an open access, share-alike file thanks to generous funding by the National Science Foundation and with permission by Prescott College.
You may download Saying Yes to Environmental Field Studies here: