Experiential Learning Opportunities

Fern Valley Field Station

Reforestation volunteer opportunities are available at Fern Valley. Contact Dr. Rick Lehtinen if interested.

A carbon sequestration study evaluating insect population dynamics in old field vegetation communities is also being conducted. 

Contact Dr. Carlo Moreno if interested.

Campus Learning Garden

Campus Learning Garden

Faculty in the Environmental Studies and Biology departments utilize the learning garden for teaching and research. Courses taught at the garden include ENVS 230 (Sustainable Agriculture), 265 (Gardening Practicum), 270 (Agroecology). Current research at the garden includes a pollinator garden project that is being conducted by Dr.‘s Mariola, Ison, and Moreno (include photo). 

Contact Garden managers Dr. Matt Mariola (on leave 2020/2021) or Dr. Carlo Moreno

Indoor Greenhouse in Ruth Williams Hall of Life Sciences 

Off-Campus Gleaning:

Wooster students volunteer in collaboration with A Whole Community at the OARDC to salvage produce that is distributed throughout the community. Contact current president of Greenhouse student club if interested.  

Orrville Brownfield Restoration

Sustainable farming on a former brownfield in Orrville, Ohio. Opportunities for students to engage in research, education, and outreach at a small-scale lavender farm that was formerly an industrial waste site. If interested, contact Dr. Carlo Moreno for more information.