(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 (http://friendsofwmp.com/), 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!)