and hands-on environmental science
The Environment cornerstone combines OA’s signature place-based environmental education with transformative wilderness adventures like no other. A backpacking trek across Black Balsam provides inspiration for nature journaling in English class. The confidence you build while navigating rapids on the French Broad River echoes the skills you gain while discussing climate justice in Environmental Science and conflict resolution in CIRCLE class. Here, you will find your place both in the stunning natural world and in the modern conservation movement. Here, your education will embody your generation’s ever-growing power to find sustainable solutions and create positive change.