You can’t know who you are until you know where you are.
As we zip down the road, checking for messages, surrounded by technology, how often do we really look around and see the landscape, or read the landscape? Why does this region have steep hills and thick soils? Where are “Penn’s Woods”? What humans and other animals lived here prior to and since the recent invasion by Europeans? What natural riches have fueled our economy? In this section, we will explore through readings, discussions, writing, and field trips the underlying physical and biological processes that have shaped this landscape. We will also define our role in this landscape as we learn more about ourselves through being alone and together, reflecting, writing, and actively shaping a patch of woods to our vision. In the end, this landscape, at least for your next four years, will be more comfortable for you, and you will better “know who you are.”