History

Think outside the classroom.

In 1993, three visionary graduates of the University of Montana’s Environmental Studies Graduate Program came together with a new vision for academically rigorous, college-level, field-based education. And the Wild Rockies Field Institute was born.

Since 1995, WRFI has offered exceptional field-based courses to students from colleges and universities across North America (and occasionally abroad), pioneering a unique educational experience. WRFI’s founders and subsequent staff and instructors share a passion for education that is rigorous, tangible, relevant, applied, and hands-on.