Posted by: csdailyblog | November 13, 2010

Conserve School Students Spend a Day at Northland College

Kyle, Krystle, and Emma peer intently at their work in Northland's bike shop.

On Friday, about forty Conserve School students and staff headed to Ashland, a two hour drive west of Land O’ Lakes, to visit Northland College. Its campus, located just a few blocks from Lake Superior, is one of the “greenest” in the nation, and its unique interdisciplinary curriculum emphasizes environmental stewardship and sustainability.

Students listened to admissions representatives give a short introduction to the school and then went out on campus with student guides to learn about Northland up close and personal by participating in typical campus chores and activities. Conserve students removed invasive species, repaired bikes in Northland’s bike shop, planted garlic in the community garden, and painted compost buckets red or green to help Northland students and staff remember to separate compostable materials from meat. Afterwards, students toured the campus and enjoyed dinner in Northland’s dining room.

Today, students headed to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. More on that trip later.

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