Remember to register for Winter Sentinels so you can explore the outdoors for credit over Winter Break!


Contributed by Carol Hansen

The Environmental Studies and Sciences Department is again offering the awesome Winter Sentinels course. You shouldn't miss it if you want to make Ithaca in winter a pleasure rather than something to be endured!


Jason Hamilton's 3-credit Winter Session course, ENVS 210, will take you outside to experience the winter world with all your different senses, and help you gain an appreciation for the plants, mammals, birds, ecological indicators, and natural hazards to be found in the Finger Lakes. You'll focus on game tracking, medicinal plants, fire, and winter survival. Class will meet - mostly OUTSIDE! - Monday thru Friday from 10 am to 3 pm, January 6 to 17. Open to all IC students. Note: this course will NOT be offered next year, so don’t miss it now!! More students are needed in order to run the course, so please contact Jason Hamilton ( soon for more information, and come explore with us!