Independent Minds, Working Together


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1189 Beall Ave.
Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: 330-263-2000
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Nature Walks

(24) Nature Walks - Meagen Pollock, Department of Geology

“I went into the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” – Henry David Thoreau, Walden"Where I Lived, and What I Lived For"

In the spirit of Henry David Thoreau, this seminar seeks to ask critical questions about ourselves and our surroundings.  Our Walden Pond is Wooster Memorial Park, a 325-acre woodland with steep ravines and scenic views of Rathburn Run valley.  We will work on meaningful projects in collaboration with the Friends of Wooster Memorial Park (, a volunteer organization whose mission is to care for the park and enhance public awareness.  Projects will challenge students to synthesize knowledge from multiple disciplines to seek answers to real-world questions.  Students will be immersed in an authentic hands-on experience that involves a significant outdoor component and weekend fieldtrips. (So bring your hiking boots!)