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*SMSC is making every effort to run high school programs in person this year.  However, uncertainty related to the pandemic may cause unexpected and last minute cancellation of this course.  Registered students will be updated of any changes that occur and in the event of any cancellations will receive a full refund.


Young woman kneels to check a flag marker in a field

I liked the group discussions about different conservation topics, as well as the guest speakers. I think they really helped me learn, especially about how I could continue to do conservation at home.

CONS 100 student SMSC

The class was very hands-on! You had a chance to try everything.

CONS 100 student SMSC