WALTER LEMSTRA TALKS ABOUT ENVIRONMENT

Walter Lemstra

After high school Walter Lemstra wanted to do a ‘green’ study. After visiting an open day at VHL University of Applied Sciences he knew which one: Environment.

Subjects that matter

'Air quality, water technology, energy… those are the subjects that matter. They are what makes Environment such a good and instructive study.' Until now I like the subjects about natureconservationand soil science best – mainly because of the field work. I like being outside, that’s the ‘real life’. Outside you can see how things work. This is why I chose the specialization Nature and EnvironmentWater Technology is closely connected and has my interest too.'

Work placement

'I did my first work placement at Fryske Gea on Ameland. I focused mainly on the inventory of breeding birds. I liked it there and it was mutual. So, this summer, I’ll work at Fryske Gea. Next year we have a work placement of six months. I’m thinking of going abroad, maybe Bonaire. It would be fun to do something with water quality and nature over there. And after that, my graduate project… I don’t know yet what it will be about. Luckily, I have some time left to think about it. Something is bound to come up, because this study has so many interesting features.'

Consultancy bureau

'After I graduate I would like to work for a consultancy bureau. Or maybe even set up one myself! Working at Natuurmonumenten (the Dutch National Trust) also appeals to me. Or maybe I’ll choose to do another study. A master in Nature at a university, perhaps.’

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