Northwoods Field Station
Hiram College's Northwoods Field Station is located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Built by a group of Hiram students and faculty in the 1970s, this rustic camp is in the Hiawatha National Forest, just minutes from Lake Superior.
It is an ideal location to develop a strong sense of community and interdependence, qualities that are essential to making visits to Northwoods successful. The camp is a unique place to live and learn.
Location: The camp is on the shore of Cherry Lake, is surrounded by 100,000 acres of National Forest wilderness, meadows, bogs, rivers and more than a dozen other undeveloped lakes, all within a two-mile hike.
Facilities: At Northwoods, the emphasis is on living in harmony with nature and a low-consumption lifestyle. Water is supplied by hand-pumping from a well. The camp has a beautiful lodge with a full kitchen, meeting space, bathroom and shower. There are six comfortable sleeping cabins and composting outhouses.
Summer Courses 2015:
Aviation Weather, PHYS 21000E01, CRN 3052 (4 credit hours) includes,
Bird Flight Photography (workshop), INTD 18000E01, CRN 3053 (1 credit hour)
July 14-20, 2015
Instructor: Roger Cram, MBA, adjunct
Many aircraft accidents are aided by weather. Thunderstorms and other severe weather are obvious contributors, but more often high temperatures. Low pressure, and changing winds are the real culprits. This course deals with the physics of aerodynamics and meteorology regarding how an aircraft's ability to fly is influenced by atmospheric conditions. Aircraft aerodynamics (weight, lift, thrust, drag, Bernoulli's Principle) will be interwoven with weather phenomenon influencing aircraft performance (air pressure, temperature, lapse rate, wind shear, density altitude fronts) to combine into a fascinating study in
Biomimicry & the Simplicity Movement, INTD (TT) 38100E02, CRN 3054 (3 credit hours).
July 26 to August 1st with on campus orientation and follow up, July 9th and August 11th, 6-9pm.
Instructors: Linda Bourassa, Professor of Art at Hiram College and Kelly Siman, PHD candidate in Biomimicry, University of Akron.
We will use the camp experience to study “close and open looped cycles” through both Biomimicry and the “Back to the Land Movement” that looks to nature as a way to do less harm to the environment and create community that works, studies, and benefits from each other.
(August 21-26, 2015): A six-day adventure for incoming Hiram College students.