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Student/Faculty Connections

Cowling Arboretum is foremost an outdoor classroom for students of Carleton College. Used by all disciplines and majors, it has been the subject of art field drawing classes, English natural history essays, ENTS capstone projects, philosophy senior comps papers, and the subject of many biological analyses, including differing carbon accumulation rates between various aged prairie restorations. In addition to student work, several Carleton faculty are engaged in ongoing studies of prairie restoration dynamics.

  • Faculty Scholarship

    Carleton faculty members find inspiration and conduct ongoing studies in the Carleton Arboretum and at McKnight Prairie.
  • Student Research

    A sample of independent student projects in the Arboretum and McKnight Prairie.
  • Biology

    Biology Courses utilizing the Arboretum and project examples.
  • English

    English Department courses utilizing the Arboretum with project and assignment examples.
  • Environmental and Technology Studies

    Environmental and Technology Studies courses utilizing the Arboretum with project and assignment examples.
  • Geology

    Geology Courses utilizing the Arboretum and project examples
  • Math

    Math Courses utilizing the Arboretum and project examples.
  • Physical Education

    P.E. courses utilizing the Arb and activity examples.
  • Studio Art

    Art Department courses utilizing the Arboretum with project and assignment examples.
  • Religion

    Religion classes that utilize the Cowling Arboretum.