Are you interested in camping next to the ocean, exploring tide pools, hiking in a temperate rainforest and traversing an alpine meadow? This summer travel course allows students to study general ecological principles and regional natural history within the context of a variety of ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest, including coastal, alpine, freshwater stream, lake, and river, and temperate rainforest systems. The ecological consequences and the science behind specific environmental and conservation issues will be explored. The concept of local and global sustainability will be a pervasive theme throughout the course. 

The travel portion of this course begins July 26 in Seattle, Wash., and ends Aug. 4 in Portland, Ore. BIOL 308 is a 3-credit LASC 10 course with a pre-requisite of one science course.

See the course website for an itinerary, route map and meeting dates as well as an application. Space is limited. If you have questions please contact: Alison Wallace (Biosciences) wallacea@mnstate.edu or Steve Lindaas (Physics and Astronomy) lindaas@mnstate.edu.