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Dr. Harry O. Corwin Experiential Learning Fund

Raised toward our $8,000 Goal
20 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on February 27, at 11:59 PM EST
Project Owners

Thank You!

April 30, 2019

Thank you for supporting the Dr. Harry O. Corwin Experiential Learning Fund. We could not have exceeded our goal without your help. As of today, 18 students have signed up for the Yellowstone trip this summer, all of whom all eternally grateful for your commitment to the program and for giving them such a unique opportunity. We are honored to continue on Harry’s legacy in this way.


Hail to Pitt and Hail to Yellowstone!

Last day to donate!

February 26, 2019

Hello Pitt Honors Friends!


Tomorrow is the last day to donate to the Dr. Harry O. Corwin Experiential Learning Fund.


We are so incredibly thankful for your generosity in supporting the fund already as we are 98% of the way to our goal. Please continue to share the campaign to help us reach our goal of $8,000!


To donate to the Dr. Harry O. Corwin Experiential Learning Fund, or to watch our video about Harry (with special guest, founding Dean, G. Alec Stewart) please visit our page:


Any donation will go to students participating in the Yellowstone Field Course. Your gift could help students like Nick Zorn (Pitt Honors class of 2000), experience this life-changing course. Nick’s story and picture of his class are below:


I was in the July 1997 group, and despite it being over 21 years later, I probably still tell a story about that trip at least once a month! I was saddened to hear about Dr. Corwin's passing; he was a great instructor, and the Yellowstone Summer Field Course was something very, very special.


On a less academic note, I think I was one of the earliest co-conspirators on the elk poop prank that Rick Dunn mentioned on the website. Dr. Corwin and I schemed it so that I would sneak ahead and drop some brown peanut M&Ms down on the ground, and when we all hiked up to it and he gave a short scat lecture, I grabbed one and popped it in my mouth, to the revulsion of the rest of the group. It was awesome.


I hope the funds raised will change more students' lives the same way the program changed mine.

An awesome start!

February 15, 2019



We are off to a fantastic start thanks to the generosity of friends, family, and colleagues of Harry’s after reaching 55% of our goal! On behalf of the entirety of Pitt Honors, we want to share our sincerest THANK YOU! With 12 days left in the campaign, there is still plenty of time to meet and hopefully, surpass our goal of $8,000.


Donations given to the Dr. Harry O. Corwin Experiential Learning Fund will help cover tuition costs for students in the Yellowstone Field course. Your gift could help people like Rachel participate in this unique course.


You can watch our video of Harry, learn about how you can support student learning, and make a gift by visiting our EngagePitt site:


Thank you again for taking time to learn about our campaign and to share it with others. Your support of Pitt Honors and the Dr. Harry O. Corwin Experiential Learning Fund is greatly appreciated.


*If you have any questions, please reach out to Clare Stich at

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Bear Spray

Bear Spray is necessary in the event that a furry friend gets too close for comfort. $50 will buy students a large canister of spray - let’s just hope that nobody gets accidentally sprayed -this- year!


Fly Fishing Rod

Fly fishing was one of Harry’s favorite pastimes and a skill that he happily taught to those wishing to learn it. A gift of $150 will fund student equipment such as fly fishing rods.


Yellowstone Animals

More than 200 species of animals, including bears, bald eagles, bison, wolves, elk, and nearly 60 other species of mammals, make their homes in Yellowstone National Park. These are complemented by more than 300 species of birds, sixteen species of fish, six species of reptiles, and four species of amphibians.


303 Students

303 students representing the full spectrum of majors have participated in the Yellowstone Field Course


Yellowstone Grizzly Bear

There are two species of bear that live in in Yellowstone National Park: the black bear, and the grizzly or brown bear. Weighing in from 325 to 600 pounds (and occasionally more!), the grizzly is significantly larger than its counterpart


1,000 Laughs

“Harry would stop us periodically to talk about animal tracks, scat identification, population ecology. At one point he reached down and picked up what he had identified as elk droppings and popped one in his mouth to audible gasps from the group. Turns out he had dropped some milk duds on the ground first… The idea that he had a sense of humor was shocking. I got to know him more closely over the years as part of the family, but even to this day feel that there's a lot more going on inside than he ever lets show." Rick Dunn - former student and Dr. Corwin’s son-in-law

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