LEAF School Company Information
- United States
The Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School engages students in the application of traditional ecological knowledge and modern science to help solve contemporary problems. The LEAF School partners with tribes, governments, non-profits and businesses to make our community more sustainable through wildlife tracking, habitat restoration, sustainable food production, archaeology and environmental stewardship. At the core of the program are a series of courses in human ecology, Anth 201-203, and archaeology, Anth 270-275. The LEAF School employs service-learning through hands-on archaeological projects and as a form of participant observation, the primary method of investigation in cultural anthropology. Students have the opportunity to participate in everyday activities of farmers, fishermen (and women), restoration ecologists, gardeners, entrepreneurs, citizen scientists, rangers, wildlife trackers, archaeologists and others while learning about the social and ecosystems of Western Washington.