Since it's inception our mandate has always been to foster and strengthen the skills necessary to find and maintain employment in the environmental industry. Over 400 graduates have found jobs with environmental consulting firms, Conservation Authorities, edcuational institutions, provincial and federal parks and non-government organizations such as environmental non-profits. We aim to ensure that your skills meet the current shortages that employers are seeking through practical hands-on training and online courses. Each student of the biological field school is a seed that when nurtured can grow into a prosperous career in the environmental industry

The EARTHQUEST Biological Field School arose out of the need to provide professional skill upgrades to fill the gaps in the environmental industry which cannot be provided from traditional colleges and universities and to fill the skill shortages. The founder of the school - Dave Jolly - has spent nearly three decades working in Canada and the USA, traveling to Central and South America as well as southeast Asia to study tropical rainforests, primates, birds, medicinal plants and ethnobotany. Additionally, he has worked in the private, public and education sectors for environmental consulting firms, Conservation Authorities provincial and federal governments honing his skills in the environmental sciences. After running successful employment programs for the provincial and federal government he was asked to open Canada's first and only Biological Field School in 2004 with the aim of upgrading the professional skills of college and university graduates seeking to find and maintain employment in the environmental industry. The school is a subsidiary of the registered legal name of EARTHQUEST (Canada) for the Environment under Canadian law.

BiologicalField SchoolCanada's first and only biological field school (Est. 2004)

Specializing in professional skill upgrades for the environmental industry Planting the seed for environmental professionalism for 14 years

Skill development for environmental professionals

Upgrade your professional skills to qualify for jobs in the environmental industry

Join international research & conservation expeditions, programs and projects

Training & consultation for Aboriginal groups

Now available:

Rare Plants of Ontario; photos,

biology, ecology, identification.

Launched: July 5, 2016