Maymester Course: Exploring San Juan Mountains
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EXPLORING NATURAL RESOURCES:
Modern management and resource challenges
in the San Juan Mountains
May 14-June 1, 2012
This program, offered by the Mountain Studies Institute in partnership with the San Juan Collaboratory, will examine how science can help to inform land management decisions in the San Juan Mountains across a variety of resources and contexts. The course examines natural resource management through a field-based case study approach. The three-week course will be based in Durango and Silverton, Colorado.
Topics will include land management policy; management of natural resources of air quality, water, forests, wetlands; and address issues such as forest ecosystem health, recreation, wildfire, oil and gas development, air and water pollution, and climate change. Due to the many logistics and planning requirements of this program, participation requires cooperation and a spirit of adventure.
Course & Credit Information
ENVS 2100 - Topics in Environmental Sciences: Natural Resource Management (3 credits)
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3 academic credits granted through Continuing Education at University of Colorado-Boulder
Prerequisite: 2 courses (6 credits) in the natural sciences (highly recommended).
Cost: $1,600 (payable to Mountain Studies Institute - this includes housing & course credit through University of Colorado-Boulder Continuing Education)
MSI offers a limited number of $200 scholarships to course participants who have a need for financial assistance and who will contribute 10 volunteer hours assisting course instructors with planning, logistics, set-up/clean-up, etc. Click here for a scholarship application. Please submit your application to Emily at MSI before April 27, 2012.
Course is limited to 12 participants, so register early! Submit your application with payment to Mountain Studies Instititute. Your $1,600 includes housing and 3 credits through University of Colorado-Boulder Office of Continuing Education.
For questions regarding CU-Boulder credit, application of other scholarships or GI benefits towards the cost of the course, contact Silvie Kilworth Silvie.Kilworth@Colorado.EDU.
(1) Download course registration form
(2) Call Emily Olson, MSI Education Coordinator to sign up for the course at (970) 382-6908.
(3) Then, to confirm your spot, send payment and your completed registration form to:
Mountain Studies Institute - Emily Olson
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301
MSI Maymester Team:
Faculty Lead: Marcie D. Bidwell, MLA Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Instructor: Emily Olson Email: email@example.com
Outreach at CU-Boulder: Rory Cowie Email: firstname.lastname@example.org