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Cornell Wilderness Term at the A.C.M. Wilderness Field Station September 2002 Courses in ecology, geology, philosophy & politics. Learn about and experience one of Americas outstanding wilderness areas.
Cornell Wilderness Term at the A.C.M. Wilderness Field Station The pictures and commentary that follow describe the A.C.M.s Summer Program at the Wilderness Field Station. For more information on the Summer Program go to This information is reproduced with permission of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest.
We have the chance to experience the wilderness and to be a part of nature and learn from it. - WFS student, summer 2001 Photo by Donn Branstrator
I acquired skills that will carry me through a career in any type of scientific research. -Ben Thwaits summer 2001 Photo by Donn Branstrator
My experiences at the ACM Wilderness Field Station have been some of the most fulfilling and life changing I have had. - Shanta Hejmadi, summers 1998 and 2000 Photo by Donn Branstrator
Photos by Donn Branstrator
Welcome to the Wilderness Field Station! An instructors cabin (above). Prof. Hadow and a student near the student dorm. The lab building (far right).
Students at the swimming rock, a popular activity. Photo by Harlo Hadow The cooks cabin. Below: the building with the sauna and wash trough/ laundry area.
Classes at the Field Station Left: Observing pictographs on Agnes Lake. Photo by Roger Powell
Ornithology students with a gull chick (above) and a red-winged blackbird. Photos by Harlo Hadow It is an amazing opportunity to experience such beautiful wilderness with someone guiding and teaching you about the complexities of it. - Craig Plowgian, summer 2000
The Canoe Trip Planning a route for the trip (right), packing food (below), and learning the canoeing strokes. Photos by Harlo Hadow and Donn Branstrator
Setting out on a trip. Photo by Donn Branstrator Sighting a bull moose on Agnes Lake. Photo by Harlo Hadow
A Bald Eagle nest on Basswood Lake. Photo by Harlo Hadow A beaver dam along the Range River, and a wild iris. Photos by Donn Branstrator
After paddling for a while, you are ready to portage and at the end of the portage, you are ready to paddle again. - Jill Rabe, summer 2001 The McNiece portage (left) and portaging between lakes. Photos by Harlo Hadow (left) and Kathy Shea (above)
Resting after a portage in Quetico (left). Photo by Anne Capistrant Campsite on Sarah Lake (right). Photo by Donn Branstrator
I learned that life can be simple, dirty, smelly -- yet so completely wonderful. - WFS student, summer 2000 Grilling dinner (above). Photo by Harlo Hadow Kawshapiwi campsite from cliffs on the other side of the lake (left).
When the world is your classroom and you have to paddle and portage to get across it, you learn sometimes surprising things about yourself, your character, and your stamina. - Shanta Hejmadi, summers 1998 and 2000