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Summer field courses: study climate change in Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks

This summer the University of Montana is offering two field courses focused on climate change, one in Montana’s Crown of the Continent (three credits), the other in Yellowstone National Park (one credit).  Please see details below and register before April 25th. 

Glacier National Park and Montana’s Crown of the Continent
3 credits, August 11-23, 2013, $795
 
Course Activities:
Learn about current and projected impacts to the region due to climate change, including how land managers, conservationists, and land owners are responding
Hike in Glacier National Park to learn about changes to mountain ecosystems
Survey a whitebark pine forest experiencing a bark beetle outbreak in the Swan Valley
Tour a lumber mill and consider options for producing biomass energy
Visit with ranchers experiencing long-term drought to discuss community impacts and adaptation options
 
Course Details:

  • Credits: three credits, CCS 352: Climate Change Field Studies; credits count toward all majors in the College of Forestry and Conservation and the Climate Change Studies minor

  • Cost: $795, includes travel, lodging, and course credits

  • Enrollment is limited to 10

  • Includes a few follow-up sessions in September

  • Led by Nicky Phear, with many great local guest speakers

  • To register, contact Nicky Phear or 406-243-6932

      
 
Yellowstone National Park and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
1 credit, August 19-22, 2013, $410
 
Course Activities:
Learn how climate variability is impacting life and land in the world’s first national park
Hike and explore one of the largest intact ecosystems in North America
Experience key features, including wildlife viewing, soak in hot springs, tour geyser basins, and more!
 
Course Details:

  • Credits: one credit, CCS 352: Climate Change Seminar, credit counts toward the Climate Change Studies minor

  • Cost: $410, includes lodging, dinner, and travel. Price is based on student enrollment and may vary.

  • Enrollment is limited to 10

  • Led by Kimiko Nygaard, with many great local guest speakers

  • To register, contact Kimiko Nygaard or 406-224-2280