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Past Environmental Field Studies Courses

Our Environmental Studies Program believes that the experience-based field studies courses at Lake Forest are a critical component to any student’s education. Thus, many class sessions are held outdoors. In addition, we take several field trips througout the semester.  Our Environmental Studies Program is constantly evolving. This page highlights just a few of our past Environmental Studies field courses.

ES 482: Senior Seminar (2012)

This course evolves each year, with the major theme of water and ecological connections maintaining throughout. The 2012 Senior Seminar (ES482) was the first year the Environmental Studies Program followed the path of the Mississippi River all the way South to New Orleans. Along the way, students met with numerous professionals in the environmental field, acquired hands on experience with the flora and fauna of the Mississippi River, and visited the Barataria Preserve in Louisiana with a team of falconers. To gain a deeper understanding of the history and culture of the South, students also experienced Delta Blues music in Memphis, the river era while onboard a riverboat, and the spiritual folkways of Louisiana Voodoo in New Orleans.
ES 482: Senior Seminar (2010)

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