WYOutdoors: Ecology, Geology, & Inquiry (K-12)

Experience the spirit of scientific inquiry and the value of outdoor education in this active Wyoming-bound ecological “lithivacation.” WYOutdoors participants will investigate the geology and ecology of northern Wyoming, Nebraska, and western South Dakota. Course highlights include study in Ashfall Fossil Beds State Park, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and more! Carpools start from Des Moines, IA, on July 2 (OR from Greybull, WY, on July 5 for a "western-only" option -- email for more information on this)

Course includes the Bighorn Basin Geoscience Center's "Amazing Geology -- Geology of the Big Horn Mountains," 3-day workshop (see http://www.bbgeoscience.org/workshops.htm )

Application deadline: April 30, 2014

This course will include extensive hiking at high elevations,in varied terrain, in bear country and in weather extremes. It will also offer opportunities to participate in such outdoor activities as canoeing and rafting. Participants should be in good physical condition.

Lodging for the course will include camping and hotel stays. Travel will be by carpools of personal vehicles. Cost of the course includes lodging (provide own camping equipment), program materials, entrance and activity fees, and some meals.

Credit available for full course: 3 graduate credits from Colorado School of Mines, and 2 additional graduate credits from University of Wyoming (see http://www.bbgeoscience.org/workshops.htm for more credit options)

Tuition Fee for full course (payable during trip): $130 Colorado School of Mines, and $100 University of Wyoming (2013 rate, 2014 rate TBA)

For more information and registration, please contact Kathy Megivern at kathy.megivern@gmail.com

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 7:00am to Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 8:00pm
Fee for participation: 
$1495

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