Human Ecology: Our Place In Nature
June 13 – July 5, 2017 (at the Inian Islands July 1-5)
Ten high school students and two teachers from The Harker School in San Jose, California, will visit the Inian Islands as the culminating experience of their summer course in Human Ecology. The students will conduct a comparative study of energy, agriculture, and fisheries between coastal California and southeast Alaska. The course will blend science, policy, and literature, with students generating projects based on their individually selected roles: journalist, data scientist, fiction writer, photographer, or policymaker. The Inian Islands provide the perfect setting for students to reflect on their personal interactions with nature while learning about interactions on a larger scale.