Field-based programs offer students the opportunity to experience the outdoor world on an intimate basis. Being immersed in the natural beauty of the Potomac Highlands promotes an interest in the natural sciences, and fosters compassion for all living things. The beauty of the forest makes an enriching backdrop for the daily exercises of eating, sleeping, working and playing. In a field-based program, it becomes impossible to separate science and art from the surrounding environment. The importance of the natural world is interwoven into each educational exercise. Instructors craft learning sessions to incorporate the geography, weather, and ecological diversity of the area through which the students travel.
In addition to being completely immersed in the great outdoors, field-based programs allow the students to work together to care for themselves and the group. With guidance and assistance from the instructors, the students cook meals, live in tents, and participate in group learning activities throughout the week. Many find the cooperative living skills to be the most valuable aspect of a Mountain Learning course. Field-based format is highly encouraged for middle and high school students.
- Available for 1-7 Groups, 10-15 per group (contact us if you have a larger group)
- Immersion in natural setting & community living
- Students sleep in tents & cook for themselves
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