Mission, Vision & Values

Making the world a better place, one student at a time.


The Wild Rockies Field Institute offers academically rigorous, place-based field courses that develop engaged, informed citizens and strong leaders capable of addressing complex social and environmental issues.

WRFI Courses:


The Wild Rockies Field Institute fosters the next generation of leaders and environmental stewards through field-based education in the American West.


The Wild Rockies Field Institute was founded on a strong set of values. The entire WRFI community – board members, staff, students, instructors and alumni – share a commitment to wilderness, education, responsibility, respect, and excellence. Together, these values define who we are and what we do.