Outdoor Classrooms

Embedded in an environmentally conscious and supportive community, the Center for the Environment supports and accesses a multitude of on- campus programs, locations, and endeavors focused on environmental stewardship including the Farm, the Natural Area, the Teaching Gardens and the Facility at large. The Center works not only to maintain these highly-valued “outdoor classrooms,” but also to render support, gain awareness, and further development in their areas.

Students working with and through the Center additionally have access to these living laboratories as a basis for employment, academic studies, research, and outreach.

While students access all resources at St. Michael’s to live and learn, the Farm, the Teaching Gardens, the Natural Area and the Facility serve as the primary classrooms for students to take their learning out of doors.  Students find inspiration, collaboration and application to the theory and knowledge they build throughout their course of study.  Our students strive to learn forin, and about the environment in these spaces.

Living Laboratories