Participants played a requisite softball game, brave souls went for a swim in the chilly lake, and a sing-along broke out when bluegrass band, The New Haven County Killers, took the stage. The event culminated when the class buried a time capsule that it will open during its five-year reunion.
The organizers include Doris Duke Conservation Fellows Shelly Barnes, Shane Hetzler, Rachel Kramer, Jonathan Peterson, Nathan Rutenbeck, Sharon Smith and Matthew Strausser, and Wyss Fellows Jason Clark and Greg Zimmerman. Students Naazia Ebrahim, Brian Kauffman, and Yupu Zhao also helped plan events.
“MODs 2 provides an opportunity for graduating students to reflect on their time at Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and brainstorm how we, as the Class of 2012, want to stay connected to each other and the university,” said Shelly Thomsen. “I look forward to many more reunions out in the forest together!”