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George School Field Studies

This course is an outdoor, interdisciplinary, multi-sensed course that will examine the natural world found on the campus of George School and its surroundings. Through pen and paper and by “get your hands dirty” outside exploration, students will immerse themselves in the scientific study of nature while exploring writing and art as a response to the human experience with nature.

Students will participate in hands-on ecological fieldwork while simultaneously pondering the meaning of nature via Socratic seminars. Students will record their observations of George School flora and fauna through illustration and writing in a detailed field notebook. The course will broadly be broken into four sections of study: The Sea, The Forest, The Mountains, and The River, during which students will read a selected book focused on the study area. Off-campus trips on weekends may be required.

This course fulfills the life science requirement.

Open to: Juniors and seniors