The Environmental Studies Department at Dickinson offered a "watershed-based, integrated field semester" during fall 2005. This program, funded by the Henry Luce Foundation, provides a single interdisciplinary, integrated course for the equivalent of a student’s normal 4-course load. The watershed semester will be offered again in fall 2006 and 2007. It combines classroom activities, community-based fieldwork research, independent study, and extensive travel and immersion in two comparative watershed regions: the Chesapeake Bay and the lower Mississippi River Basin.
The class traveled to coastal Louisiana in November and recorded its experience with photos and blog entries. Some of the photos are featured here. See more and read about the trip by viewing the blog.