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Started in 1971 by a small group of faculty members dedicated to the value of experiential education, the August Wilderness Program at Earlham College is one of the oldest and most respected programs of its kind in the country. It has been featured in a book on the history of outdoor education and several college review publications including a recent story in US News and World Report. August Wilderness is also listed as one of the "Best of Earlham College" by collegeprowler.com.
The program is managed by the Center for Environmental Action at Earlham which is dedicated to enhancing field-based, experiential teaching and learning on environmental issues throughout the college. Students interested in continuing with outdoor, experiential, and environmental education are encouraged to take courses and participate in the Outdoor Education program at Earlham.
We have several core principles that guide August Wilderness and its educational mission.