New Way teaches that Love > Fear, and there IS power in Love.
CS1 Alum, Emma Doden taking the "wildlife" in her degree seriously.
CS3 Alum Katie Lederman biking for America's Public Lands
Megs Seeley, Graduation from UW Madison, summer job in Yosemite National Park and the 2017 SheAdventures Scholar
Being a good neighbor is important to Conserve School. Throughout the school year there are several community service opportunities that Conserve School supports by providing opportunities for students to help out at.
Conserve School students spent an afternoon in English and history class paddling through the Sylvania Wilderness in the style of the Corps of Discovery from 1805 and looking ahead to 2064, the 100th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.
Each semester a day is devoted to giving back to Conserve School in the form of stewardship. This spring, students spent half of the day working on permaculture projects in the garden and the other half pulling invasive species.
Each semester Conserve School has a designated Earth Week. This spring Earth Week was held on April 17 - 21st with the theme being " Water is Life."
CS4 Student Explores the Political Arena Through Internship.
This past week all students were invited to a Stewardship Syruping Celebration to participate in a traditional Ojibwe Syruping Ceremony and help tap maple trees to get syrup for the dining hall.
Heightening the global awareness with children from Madison and Guatemala.
On move-in day, CS14 Students and Staff used one word to describe what Nature Is. Open up this post to see a slideshow of students and some staff members with their word.
Sarah awarded Nancy Klamm Award best undergraduate poster at the Wilson Ornithological Society
Kevin Geisen gains international skiing experience in Kazakhstan.
Spanish classes at Conserve School routinely incorporate lessons that are done outside, in our natural world.
CS4 Alum Mikaylo Kelly makes his voice heard through A Peace of My Mind
CS1 Alum feeding the flames of her passion aboard a research vessel in San Francisco Bay
Dogsledding is in the blood and a family tradition for CS13 Alum Emma Thiel.
I just started a position through the Pathways intern program on the Ottawa National Forest in Watersmeet MI.
CS1 Alum, Alex Noll, is a first year law student at the University of Michigan Law School who is studying environmental law.
In combined English and History classes last week, Conserve School students explored the power of exploration, art and their role in politics.
Conserve School designated November 7-11th as Earth Week. After school seminars and a day of workshops around the theme of "The Night Sky," were infused into the week.
Conserve Teachers and Administrators had a chance to attend the North America Association for Environmental Education Conference in Madison in October.
What do the bogs tell us? What are in the bogs? What are some folklore about bogs?
A glimpse into the first week of Spanish class.
Sometimes the best way to understand literature is to set the book aside and cut to the chase.
Math teacher Caitlin Lemley and Teaching Fellow Maria Lee recently took a group of students on a weekend camping trip.
History students are challenged to become William Clark for a day and see how accurate they can be in creating a map on campus.
The AP Environmental Science Class has been learning about Field Work and Data Analysis.
On Thursday evening, September 1st, Conserve School students and staff were fortunate to again witness an impressive display of Northern Lights.
Morgan England (CS11) spent two weeks of her summer as part of the Environmental Leadership Lab in Alaska.
Chad Roberts (CS9) and Naomi Orchard (CS9) spent the summer working at the Moab Adventure Center in Moab, Utah.
Kira Minehart (CS1), graduate of Stanford University, is headed to the Grand Canyon for the summer to work for the National Park Service as a geoscience educator.
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.