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School for Field Studies history

Students and staff from the school tracking African elephants.

Alexandra Carr/School for Field Studies

Students and staff from the school tracking African elephants.

The school was founded in October 1980 in Kendall Square in Cambridge.

One of its four cofounders, and its first president, was Jim Elder, who hailed from Manchester-by-the-Sea.

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In the summer of 1981, the school sent its first group of 75 students into the field.

In 1986, the school moved to Endicott College in Beverly when its Kendall Square offices were targeted for renovation.

In March 2012, after many years of shifting between sites in Beverly and Salem, the school moved to its current location at the Cummings Center in Beverly.

SOURCE: School for Field Studies

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