After completing a semester at Conserve School, a student:
- Appreciates and experiences the wonder of nature; values fundamental, life-long connections with nature; and expresses those connections in creative ways.
- Comprehends the complex meanings of sustainability and stewardship, and uses these principles as guideposts for their personal and professional life.
- Will have taken a strong step forward on their educational path equal to or greater than the expected progression in their sending school.
- Demonstrates the skills necessary to feel comfortable and confident in the outdoors, both alone and with others.
- Understands and critically evaluates the complexities of environmental issues, including their ethical dimensions, and advocates effectively for what they believe is just.
- Understands educational and professional opportunities related to the environment, and how to pursue them.
- Frequently takes time for outdoor play and reflection.
- Demonstrates improved skills in the principles and practices of teamwork and leadership.
- Demonstrates a commitment and responsibility to community, and is inspired to value and take part in service to others.
- Demonstrates the observational and reflective skills necessary to the development of a meaningful and lasting sense of place.
- Is able to recognize and critically examine environmental issues across cultures and disciplines.
- Has a hopeful and realistic outlook, including a personal vision for a better future.
- Understands the ecology, history, and cultures of the Northwoods from the local to the global levels.
- Has come to know Lowenwood, has developed gratitude for this gift from James R. Lowenstine, and, through their deepening love of this place, has become inspired to be a caretaker of the natural world.