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Environmental Field Studies Courses

The Environmental Studies Program at Lake Forest College, believes that the four-walled classroom is just one kind of learning environment—and not necessarily the best one. Environmental Studies believes that the experience-based field studies courses at Lake Forest are a critical component to any student’s education.

ES 203: Spring Flora of the Great Lakes

This course introduces students to the identification, systematics, ecology, and natural history of the spring flora of the Western Great Lakes. This course includes extensive field work in the greater Chicago area, eastern Wisconsin, and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Students learn to identify between 150 and 200 species of wildflowers, grasses, trees, shrubs, and other plants, and learn the characteristics of 15 to 20 plant families. more…

ES 204: Summer Flora of the Great Lakes

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