Conserve is a semester-long immersion for high school students in environmental studies and outdoor activities that deepens their love of nature, reinforces their commitment to conservation, and equips them to take meaningful action as environmental stewards.
Conserve School is a semester school that inspires young people to environmental stewardship through academics and engagement with the forests, lakes, and wildlife of Lowenwood.
Conserve School carries forward Jim Lowenstines legacy by providing a diverse group of young people with a residential academic setting that fosters:
- Understanding of the science of natural resource conservation,
- Commitment to protecting the environment,
- An inclination toward careers that help preserve the natural world,
- Enjoyment of outdoor activities, and
- Love and respect for nature.
Conserve School is a non-sectarian school aimed at students who feel a strong attachment to the natural world and who are motivated to conserve it. This semester-long immersion in environmental studies and outdoor activities deepens students love of nature, reinforces their commitment to conservation, and equips them to take meaningful action as environmental stewards.
The program interweaves college-preparatory academics with:
- The study of environmental history, nature literature, and the science of conservation,
- Environmental service work,
- Exploration of careers related to conservation,
- Training in teamwork and leadership, and
- Engagement with the outdoors.
Designed primarily for high school juniors, Conserve School incorporates the flexibility to accommodate advanced sophomores.
Conserve School students become part of a community that heightens their sense of identity and self-worth and imparts the confidence they need to go forward and make a difference, not only as stewards of the environment, but also as stewards of their own destinies.
The Lowenstine Honors Scholarship program assures that this opportunity is affordable. The scholarship covers full tuition, room, and board. Families are responsible for a $200 enrollment fee, incidental costs, and transportation to and from the school. All accepted students receive the Lowenstine Honors Scholarship.
Conserve School's academics are accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED.
Conserve School's residential life and outdoor programs are accredited by the American Camp Association.