Environmental Science & Sustainability Open House Schedule of Events

This is an event for high school students interested in studying environmental science or sustainability at Goshen College.

Come spend a day exploring Goshen College’s programs in ecology, sustainability, & environmental science. Students will tour our 1,189 acre field station, Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center. This is your invitation to explore tallgrass prairies, collect water quality data on High Lake, and visit with current GC students taking the Sustainability Semester in Residence.

9:00 – 10:00 Sustainability Initiatives on Campus
9:00 Registration
9:15 Welcome & tour of sustainability initiatives on campus

10:15 Leave for Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center

11:00 – 12:30 Lunch & Programming at Rieth Village
Tour of LEED-Platinum certified cottages at Rieth Village
Agroecology & Sustainability programs at Goshen College

1:00 – 3:30 Field Activities
Collecting water data on High Lake
Prairie research at Luckey’s Prairie

3:30 – 4:00 Farewell and Wrap-up

4:00 Leave for campus

5:00 Arrive back on campus

Download a printable version of this schedule (pdf).

For more information visit www.goshen.edu/biology or merrylea.goshen.edu. You can also contact Dr. Laura Yoder,, Director of Sustainability Semester or Dr. Ryan Sensenig, Director of Environmental Science.