Students in the Program participate in a variety of skills-based workshops. Topics include:
- Professional development; assessing personal strengths, developing a resume and cover letter, and networking with environmental professionals
- Food systems; starting seedlings, storing and preserving food, producing maple syrup & designing permaculture systems
- Energy; installing solar PV, building a solar hot water heater & conducting home energy audits
- Homesteading; learning basic carpentry & fiber arts, making cheese & practicing animal husbandry
- Certified Interpretive Guide Training; an internationally recognized training through the National Association of Interpretation
- Interact with local community members during field trips and seminars at various organizations, homesteads & farms.
Community based Learning (CBL)
- At least one elective course offered throughout the year will have a CBL designation. Currently, the fall offering Literary Harvest will provide CBL placements at area farms and organizations that focus on issues of food access and hunger in the North Country.
Potential Extended Field Trips:
Students may have the opportunity to attend the NOFA-NY Winter Conference in Saratoga Springs, NY, as well as field trips to locations in the Adirondacks and Champlain Valley that are part of the program's course offerings.