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Winter Break Week at Harvard Forest

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**PLEASE NOTE: Winter Break week at Harvard Forest is not being offered in 2022, but we are offering winter internships**

Reading and Conserving New England: Interdisciplinary Insights into a Landscape's Past, Present, and Future

Enrollment limited to 10 students.

Students snow shoeing in the woods

Winter Break at Harvard Forest is an immersive, interdisciplinary opportunity for Harvard students (FAS undergraduate and GSAS graduate students from all concentrations) made possible by funds from the FAS dean.

Daily hands-on activities and field trips led by Harvard faculty and researchers offer a variety of perspectives on real-world ecological and conservation topics. Workshops with regional artists and writers deepen the exploration of these topics.

This program comes at no cost to Harvard students. Books, supplies (including art supplies and snowshoes), and all other on-site needs will be provided. This includes excellent housing, a full meal plan, and transportation to and from the Forest.

wordle100% of participants surveyed over the past four years say they would "enthusiastically recommend the program" to other students. Some testimonials: "Every single Harvard student should get out of Cambridge and do this program!"; "I think about... conservation as multidimensional now rather than merely 'being green.'"; "Sharing this experience with classmates, scientists, and artists, all of whom offered different perspectives, was crucial to the success of the program and extremely educational."; "I really enjoyed getting to spend time outdoors in such a beautiful place and learning… how to be a more conscious observer of a landscape. I also really appreciated all the reflection time and activities built into the week--that is certainly something we don't see in our normal classes."

  • Apply for the program (APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED).

Questions? Contact Clarisse Hart, Outreach & Education Director, at

Students snowshoeing