Educational Aspects of the Corps

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The Kingdom Corps program includes an educational structure that emphasizes natural science investigation, hands-on learning, and personal growth. Kingdom Corps crews participate in daily readings and discussions and each crewmember keeps a written journal to record their thoughts and reflections.

In addition, crewmembers must complete a summer-long Stewardship Education Project (StEP) that enables them to explore and learn about a work-related topic of their choice.  These projects are presented to friends and family at the Corps’ annual end-of-summer celebration.

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Past StEP Topics:

  • History of the Gore Mtn Fire Tower
  • Deformed Frogs
  • Edible & Medicinal Plants
  • Northern Forest Trees
  • Log Drives on the Connecticut River
  • Invasive Plant Species
  • Macro-invertebrates and Stream Health
  • Trail Design and Construction
  • Trail Bridges
  • History of the CCC
  • GPS Mapping
  • Loon Nesting Platforms
  • Vermont’s Wildflowers
  • Trout Habitat
  • Geology of the NEK
  • Trail signs
  • Peregrine Falcons
  • Riparian Buffer Zones