Global Field Studies

Outdoor EducationA Sterling education is both local and global. Our sense of place in Craftsbury Common and Vermont is enriched by participation in our Global Field Studies experiences.

Through Global Field Studies, Sterling students and faculty have the opportunity to travel together within the United States or abroad to look at issues related to environmental stewardship and to experience rich ecological and cultural diversity.

Recent programs have included:

  • Arctic Canada—Labrador landscapes and society
  • Bahamas—impacts of land use on coral reefs
  • Belize—rainforest ecosystems and tropical watersheds
  • Canada—impact of hydroelectric development
  • Chiapas, Mexico—agricultural adaptations to climate change
  • Hudson River Watershed—nature and culture of a changing landscape
  • USA, Maine—marine natural history and ecology of the North Atlantic
  • USA, California—expedition skills, ecology, and natural history of the Sierra Nevada