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  • Sterling College reinforced my love of hard labor and taught me to see the world with an ecologist’s eye and a naturalist’s heart.”

    Ben-Carson

    Ben Matthews ’09

    B.A. Ecology. Matthew is a fish biologist for Trout Unlimited, a cold-water fisheries conservation organization.

  • “At Sterling, there’s a real history of being able to see where you’ve been, where you are now, and where you’re going. Sterling is a really experiential place. Here, you can get a feel for the kind of world you want to live in, and what kind of world we can create.”

    Brighde

    Brighde Moffat ’15

    Cultural Geography self-designed major

  • “A feeling that almost brings tears to my eyes is when we were crossing the Common and everyone was there cheering us on and welcoming us home. That sense of community and love is why I am happy to be at Sterling. That feeling is what brings me hope and happiness and I hope to carry that motivation with me for the rest of my time at Sterling and with my future life expeditions.”

    Sterling College Sustainable Food Systems Gallery

    Sophie Shillue ’18

    Expedition, Core Curriculum, Community

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Into the Woods: Environmental Education with Craftsbury Elementary School

As the final project for the Sterling College Environmental Education class, students in the class designed and implemented a half-day workshop for the entire Craftsbury Elementary School on Tuesday, May…

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Thoughts On Experiential Curriculum Design

SS330: Experiential Curriculum Design is a requirement for Outdoor Education majors and attracts students from other majors interested in pursuing education. Following in the steps of John Dewey and other…

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You Can’t Spell “Charcuterie” Without “Cut”

Author Rowan Jacobsen said recently, “Salumi (aka charcuterie or cured meats) [are] the obvious next frontier in Vermont’s food revolution.” And for good reason. Cured meat right now is similar…

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