The bonding, the warmth, the creativity, good conversation, camaraderie and laughter were fueled by homemade treats and the satisfaction of making and creating with our own hands.
Currently a contestant for the Fjällräven Polar, Elijah may have the opportunity to participate in a 300 km dog sled journey in Norway and Sweden.
"Lumberjack lessons and events have widened my idea of what outdoor skills are. I used to think that outdoor skills just included things like backpacking, rock climbing and canoeing, but really there so much more."
CS14 Alum, using words and photos to bring awareness to our climate and environment.
"This open house had staff and guests share about their professional, academic, and recreational experiences related to environmental stewardship."
"CS15 students did an incredible job considering the needs of the social and ecological communities of Conserve School and made appropriate steps to plan, organize and implement their projects on Stewardship Activity Day."
Conserve is not just a school it is an inspiring dream. To be doing things that I was truly passionate about and connecting at a level with students who felt the same passion towards the outdoors was an incredible feeling, a feeling of belonging.
Conserve School was the best thing that has ever happened to date for our son. He came back more mature, more understanding, more confident and more accepting of other people’s differences. It was a fantastic experience for him and we are forever grateful.
The positive experience at Conserve....excellent teachers, motivated students, interesting learning activities, outweigh the transition to a regular classroom environment.
Conserve School was probably the single best academic choice I ever made. More important than the number of AP courses I could have taken, Conserve School changed the way I viewed the world and myself. It made me a more mindful person, and increased my passion for the environment. Furthermore, it gave me a glimpse into a new culture and way of life, and opened my eyes to new ideas and opportunities.
Conserve was the best school experience my daughter has had, both academically and socially. The opportunity to spend a semester in small classes with teachers who care about and challenge the students was a great change from our large high school.
Being around other students and teachers that truly share a love of the environment creates an atmosphere of openness and family that I personally had never had before. I have excelled in school since coming back and Conserve really helped prepare me for college. Overall Conserve School has helped give me a fuller life.
This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity that all students should enjoy. If education could be like this throughout the country, it would completely change our education system. All learning styles were reached through the teaching methods, and lessons were meaningful and effective.
Overall, it was a wonderful experience and I would absolutely recommended it to anyone interested in connecting with nature on a deeper level, learning from a team of talented instructors, and exploring one of the most beautiful places on Earth.