The forestry at Ames includes in its curriculum a summer quarter of 12 weeks held away from the college, usually in the forest region of the north, or in the west. During this period such subjects are taught as cannot be satisfactory handled in the class room, or laboratories on the campus. Experience along practical forestry lines is attained in its fullest extent in the great out-of-door laboratories of the mountains, streams, lakes and forests, and in the mills and factories which transform the great masses of inert wood into useful articles of commerce.
Morbeck, G. C.
"A Summer on the Arapho,"
Ames Forester: Vol. 6
, Article 16.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/amesforester/vol6/iss1/16