Opportunity – Summer Courses at Yellowstone & Laramie Basin

Please note that this opportunity does not come with any endorsement from the School of Natural Sciences at St. Edward’s University.  Feel free to contact nscidean with questions.

From the AESS Listserve:

Announcing two extraordinary summer field courses in Wyoming taught by faculty from the University of Pittsburgh, the  University of Wyoming, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and The  National Aviary.  The courses are open to all majors and have no prerequisites.  One course is headquartered adjacent to Yellowstone National Park and provides one month of studies (four credits) of geology, ecology, and environmental politics of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem on spectacular daily hikes in the park and Beartooth Mountains:  http://www.honorscollege.pitt.edu/yellowstone-field-study/more-information   The other course is situated in the Laramie Basin on the Allen L. Cook Spring Creek Preserve, a tract of land that is rich in dinosaur fossils, intact prairie ecology, Native American artifacts spanning 9,000 years, and American history including a section of the original grade of the 1869 Transcontinental Railroad.  Its six weeks of studies (six credits) focus on geology, paleontology, and ecology, with small sections in archaeology and Western history:  http://www.honorscollege.pitt.edu/wyoming-field-studies A cost of approximately $4,500 for each course covers all expenses including tuition, food, lodging, transportation, camping, hiking, and multiple faculty experts. Admission is on a rolling basis, and time is short.  All interested students should please contact me.

Edward L. McCord, Ph.D., J.D.
Director of Special Programs and Senior Lecturer
University Honors College
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
412-624-6886 (office)

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