Examples of Previous Projects Include

  • Increasing Self-Esteem in Adolescents Through an Adventure-Based After-School Program
  • Irrigating the American West and Water Conservation Systems: A Practical Look at the West’s Water Dilemma
  • Landscape Phenomenology: Seeing Iceland
  • Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery
  • Monitoring the Health and Physiology of Sugar Maples in the Virginia Russell Sugarbush at Sterling College

Examples of organizations Sterling graduates have worked for:

  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Vermont Land Trust
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • National Park Service
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Howard Gardner School
  • Teton Science School

These classes will ground you in Sterling College’s philosophy of environmental stewardship, while also giving you a strong foundation and range of skills in the natural sciences, communications, sustainability, outdoor activities, and group dynamics—a handy skill when living in community.

Title Course ID Credits Start Term Faculty
A Sense of Place INT100 Various Intensive Various
Tools and their Application AS100 2 Long Block Adrian Owens, Allison Van Akkeren, John Zaber, Mariah Keagy, Tony VanWinkle, Josh Bossin, Charlie Ryland
Ecology 100 NS107 3 Long Block Emily Brodsky
Environmental Science NS205 3 Long Block & May 29-June 22, 2018 Tomáš Závada, Adrian Owens
Experiential Education I (Bounder) SS106 3 Long Block Various
Community Building Through Winter Recreation (Bounder II) SS112 2 Intensive Various
Work Search SS190 1 Long Block Pavel Cenkl
Writing and Speaking to the Issues HM110 3 Long Block Ben Hewitt
Practicum in Environmental Stewardship SS300 6 Long Block TBD
Writing and Communications HM225 1 Long Block Pavel Cenkl, Carol Dickson
Senior Seminar INT432 2 Long Block Carol Dickson
Senior Year Research Project II INT423 3-6 Long Block Various
Senior Year Research Project I INT422 3-6 Long Block Various
Senior Applied Research Project III HM445 3 Long Block Pavel Cenkl
Senior Project I INT418 3 Long Block Various
Research Methods and Project Design INT421 1 Long Block Various
  • “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

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