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  • Sterling College reinforced my love of hard labor and taught me to see the world with an ecologist’s eye and a naturalist’s heart.”

    color photo of man casting a fishing pole on a beautiful summer day

    Ben Matthews ’09

    B.A. Ecology. Matthew is a fish biologist for Trout Unlimited, a cold-water fisheries conservation organization.

  • “At Sterling, there’s a real history of being able to see where you’ve been, where you are now, and where you’re going. Sterling is a really experiential place. Here, you can get a feel for the kind of world you want to live in, and what kind of world we can create.”

    Brighde Moffat ’15

    Brighde Moffat ’15

    Cultural Geography self-designed major

  • “A feeling that almost brings tears to my eyes is when we were crossing the Common and everyone was there cheering us on and welcoming us home. That sense of community and love is why I am happy to be at Sterling. That feeling is what brings me hope and happiness and I hope to carry that motivation with me for the rest of my time at Sterling and with my future life expeditions.”

    Sterling College Sustainable Food Systems Gallery

    Sophie Shillue ’18

    Expedition, Core Curriculum, Community

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Melding the Majors: Global Field Studies in Labrador

From below a crumpled brim of a dripping rain hat, I watched my soggy boots find their hold among the wavering arctic grasses. The foggy wind barreled so furiously up…

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Stories in Chocolate

In this semester’s Nature Writing class, students are ever grappling with how we define the terms that describe our class. What is Nature? What is Writing? And how do these ideas…

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Wild for a While

At Sterling we do a great job with domesticity. We have farms and fields, food, animals, and a village common with perfect white clapboard buildings, all set in the bucolic,…

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