Video & Photos: Nicholas School Field Day

Here's a look back at all of the log-sawing, guitar-strumming fun that took place Saturday, Sept. 16, at this year’s Field Day – an annual school-wide celebration sponsored by the Nicholas School of the Environment.  

More than 220 students, faculty and staff members gathered at Troy Couch Farm in Duke Forest to participate in the event, which honors the Nicholas School’s roots as a School of Forestry. 

They were treated to a lunch of lip-smacking BBQ with all the fixings, a full slate of games and activities, and live bluegrass and roots music by Magnolia Still and the student band An Inconvenient Tune, which features Master of Environmental Management students Alex RudeeDani ArosteguiBrendan Hannon and Dexter Liu.

This year’s event marks the first time in the history of Field Day that the traditional tug-of-war match between first-years and second-year students ended in a tie…after the rope both teams were pulling snapped. No injuries ensued; just a lot of laughing.

To see the epic moment the rope broke, and lots of other fun stuff that happened, check out the slideshow and video above.

The Nicholas School and the Nicholas School Student Council co-sponsor Field Day annually with assistance from Duke Forest and the Duke student chapter of the Society of American Foresters.

Field Day 2017