On Saturday, April 17, Director of Land Management Charlton Perry and Biology Instructor Dean Mohlman, along with his dog Major, led a group of student field researchers on an exploration of the school's habitat restoration area to analyze and work on erosion control. The goal of the project was to inhibit water runoff by building up soil content in the area.
Perry and Mohlman will offer another Field Research Station event on Saturday, May 1, to continue the project work they began with students in mid-April. During their next outing, participants will spread mulch along a hillside to prevent further erosion and encourage native plant growth. All St. Stephen's students are welcome to participate and help to improve the diversity of life on our beautiful campus lands.
The Field Research Station is one component in the school's larger Outdoor Education Program, which includes a full range of activities, from the Devil’s Canyon Wilderness Program to stewardship of five-acre parcels of lands assigned to the 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Led by Perry, the Outdoor Education Program seeks to develop Spartans’ self-confidence, resilience and self-sufficiency, while fostering a stronger sense of community, pride of place and connection to the land, as well as a deeper respect for, knowledge of and engagement in the natural world.
To learn more about the school's Field Research Station initiative, check out this article about the project kickoff in September 2019
If you would like to participate in the May 1 outing, please contact Dean Mohlman at firstname.lastname@example.org