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Summer Week-long Seminars 2021... Calendar

With hopefully reasonable optimism and a mellow approach, we are working on scheduling in-person seminars for the summer of 2021. This means that we are adding seminars as they are scheduled, rather than all at once. We will first post seminar titles and instructor names, then provisional dates, and finally confirmed dates and flyers with details about the seminars. We will accept registrations with the understanding that the confirmation of the dates of a seminar and whether it will be held will take patience.

We are still working through what the seminar experience in 2021 will be like. For now, we are planning on just one seminar each week in our largest classroom, rather than two seminars. To give each seminar an optimal chance of going through, we will be simplifying how meals will be provided. We will also be subdividing 2-person rooms, in favor of offering more single rooms. In short, we are shifting in the direction of a monastic approach to re-imagining what the in-person seminar experience will be like.

Eagle Hill natural history training programs have the following three formats.

Summer Week-long Seminars ... This page features the traditional week-long, in-person, and in-residence field seminars we have been offering since 1987. All are intensive training opportunities that are taught at the Insitute by expert instructors. All involve field trips that are focused on learning about the ecology of species in their natural outdoor environment. The indoor classroom part of these seminars includes lectures, discussions, and lab identifications and studies of specimens that have been collected in the field. They begin with a Sunday late afternoon arrival and dinner at 7 PM, followed by an introductory program. Mondays through Fridays are full teaching days that combine field trips, lectures, and lab studies, with meals serving as relaxed settings for informal discussions. Evenings are set aside for discussions by the fireplace in the dining hall's comfortable lounge or for follow-up classroom activities. They conclude after breakfast on Saturday. 

Fall Weekend Workshops ... Our in-person and in-residence workshops offer shorter intensive learning opportunites over weekends with expert instructors. We have been offering them since 2014. Please see ... Link.

Online-only Mini-seminars ... These seminars are taught live online by expert instructors outside of normal work-week hours, i.e., during evenings and on weekends. The first seminars are being offered this year by way of Zoom. Please see ... Link.

Ridesharing with FaceBook. Link

Internships, volunteering, and work-study options. Link.

Employment. Link.

Overview of our natural history science programs

General information

Printable general flyer for posting

Dates Title Instructor(s)

2021 Summer Week-long Seminars

Seminars are being added on a rolling basis as they are scheduled, rather than all at once. When links to flyers have been added, titles are underlined. For seminars marked with *1 or *2, see Link.
Summer Introduction to Bryophytes Fred Olday
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