Dates and Agenda
Courses offered in the SOLstice program include a one-week residency at Longwood's Hull Spring Farm in Westmoreland County just off the Potomac River. All courses in the SOLstice program explore important issues of civic engagement, environmental stewardship and leadership. While at Hull Springs Farm students engage in activities that support Longwood's mission of cultivating citizen leaders.
Hull Springs Farm, a 662 acre site in Westmoreland County situated between two tributaries to the Potomac River, is just a short distance from the Chesapeake Bay. Learn more about Hull Springs Farm.
Science and Civic Issues
Weeks one and two of SOLstice will include readings, videos, online assignments and other activities that prepare you for the next phase. You will need to have access to a computer and the internet, but most of the interactive work will be asynchronous, and the flexibility should be helpful for anyone with other commitments during that time.
Week three, the "outdoor action phase" will bring the class to Hull Springs Farm, where, indeed, a great deal of the work will be conducted outside.
Schedule for 2014
July 14-25 – online assignments and pre-workshop reading
July 27 - August 1 – field work at Hull Springs Farm *
Tentative Schedule for Hull Springs Farm week
Each Liberal Studies / Teacher Preparation track requires a course for teaching writing. This section of those courses, as part of the SOLstice program, will include opportunities to infuse civic and environmental issues into writing assignments.
Schedule for 2014
June 23-July 4 - online preparation
July 6-11 - field experience at Hull Springs Farm *
* A bus will leave from the Longwood campus on Sunday afternoon to go to Hull Springs Farm, and it will return on Friday evening. If you live near Hull Springs Farm, you may want to meet us there. We prefer not to have too many cars at Hull Springs Farm.