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Geology: Observing our World

students repair a wall along Isaac Frye Highway as part of their geology block

How easy it is not to really notice that which is most familiar to us. How often do we stop and observe the very rocks and dirt that we step on every day? Each fall our freshmen spend four weeks observing the landscape around us and, in so doing, discover just how much we never really noticed. With Brad Miller and myself they are studying the ground upon which they walk every day.

This block began with an orientation trip to Jefferson in the White Mountains where the students took two hikes to elevations that provided panoramic landscape views. The students observed those beautiful views …

Posted by HMS on Friday September 27, 2013
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Eagle in the Hen House

Rea Gill, Executive Director of High Mowing School

Heading home from a meeting, my thoughts were elsewhere as I walked across campus past the greenhouses and chicken coops. My contemplations were interrupted by the disturbing squawk of chickens in extreme distress — mixed with another much louder, high-pitched screeching. As I left the footpath and headed across the snowy field towards the hen house, a mature eagle flew up from the entrance, disappearing into the forest. I could not immediately tell if the eagle had taken any chickens but in their attempt to escape the predator, the chickens had managed to crush and kill several of their …

Posted by ReaGill in From the Executive Director on Wednesday January 23, 2013
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