Conserve School offers a semester-long immersion for high school students in environmental studies and outdoor activities that deepens their love of nature, reinforces their commitment to conservation, and equips them to take meaningful action as environmental stewards. Designed primarily for high school juniors, Conserve School incorporates the flexibility to accommodate advanced sophomores. The Lowenstine Honors Scholar program makes it affordable for all.
Core courses, at the center of Conserve School learning, are designed around environmental themes and cover the standard academic skills and topics addressed in upper-level college-preparatory high school courses. Core courses include Environmental Science, American Literature and the Land, History of Wilderness Exploration, and Outdoor Skills and Activities. Continuity courses ensure that students keep pace with their sending school’s courses. Electives and online courses offer students opportunity for exploration of the arts as well as the flexibility to enroll in a specific course that is a particular requirement of their home school.
Located on 1,200 acres of Audubon-recognized woodlands in northern Wisconsin, Conserve School borders the 18,000 acre Sylvania Wilderness area. The campus features eight lakes and over 20 miles of trails. The campus serves as a living laboratory, a source for class materials, and inspiration.