Call of the Wild

Call of the Wild is a Semester English elective centered around the relationship between people and the natural world.  

Students are challenged to deepen their awareness of and appreciation for the natural world, and to improve their verbal and written expression as budding nature writers.  They are also challenged to sharpen skills in reading both fiction and non-fiction texts across course themes, and to become better critical thinkers as they conduct comparative analysis of various written texts, multi-media texts, and several experiential learning opportunities.

The course was initially designed in the 1970s, and taught for over 30 years by visionary English teacher Bob Gillette, whose ideas and inspiration still flow through this curriculum.

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No method nor discipline can supersede the necessity of being forever on the alert. What is a course of history or philosophy, or poetry, no matter how well selected, or the best society, or the most admirable routine of life, compared with the discipline of looking always at what is to be seen? Will you be a reader, a student merely, or a seer? Read your fate, see what is before you, and walk on into futurity.  
-HD Thoreau
Check out LOCAL HAPPENINGS:

Tuesday Nights - Open Telescope & Digital Planetarium Show at Leitner Observatory - Yale Univ  

Unique Guided Hikes/Lectures:
GUIDED HIKES THROUGH ASPETUCK LAND TRUST properties


Outdoor Skills Classes 
at REI Norwalk
 

CoW Links

CONTACT:
dnulf@fairfieldschools.org