|NATURAL RESOURCE EDUCATION|
Forestry provides an extensive exploration of academic research, management, and the ecology of forests, using the school’s 2700-acre woodlot as a living laboratory. Academic study is applied through experiential methods. Topics cover the history of New England forests, dendrology, soil science, silviculture, silvics, forest inventory techniques, wildlife resource management, maple sugaring, wood products, forest pathology and Christmas tree production.
Wildlife Science is an upper level elective for students interested in wildlife research, management, and ecology. Similar to a collegiate wildlife course, Wildlife Science balances lectures, research and writing with extensive fieldwork. Topics cover fisheries science, marine mammals, aquatic ecology, endangered species, wildlife conservation practices and the relationship between wildlife resources and forestry practices.