Field Environmental Philosophy is an action-based, hands-on, peripatetic investigation of natural and cultural history. These histories are “writ large” in the places we study, and students learn how to read them while we hike. Soon enough, they understand that “places are stories we live in”.
In this unforced, spontaneous way, students gain ecological literacy; and this valuable intelligence is comprehended emotionally, too. We feel what we think. Later on this feeling can become what we call “passion” and it can fuel amazing careers in the not too distant future.
Students apply what they learn in the field to their indoor studies. In the feel-ed, they raise questions about what they perceive. These questions ignite scientific, cultural and philosophical discussions. They freely share and synthesize ideas together. They get social experience thinking critically and creating knowledge. As they read and interpret the environment together, they gain confidence, make new friends, and deepen friendships they’ve already made.
Understanding how the world works, and how they make their way through it— participants in, not spectators of, the giant shared life of our biome.
> Saturdays 11-4 from 10/14 to 11/18
> Drop off and Pick up at Sheldon Field, Northampton
> TUITION: $350 for 7 classes or $55 per class