Wild Wyoming: Place-Based Environmental Learning
ENVS 496 5 credits (1-5 additional ENVS 498 summer credits possible in consultation with instructor)
Pre-departure session dates: Online orientation and pre-trip assignment due Aug. 1
Travel dates: Sept. 5-14 (students responsible for personal travel to site)
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Wyoming! Land of sweeping vistas, rugged mountains and sprawling ranches. The owners of HF Bar Ranch, a historic guest ranch, have invited WWU faculty and students to help them transition from a traditional guest ranch to an environmental learning facility. Students will develop materials and programs to train the ranch staff in techniques to educate guests about local ecosystems, culture, history and environmental issues.
This 9-day course from Sept. 5 - 14, 2017 will include introductions to the flora, fauna, geology, archeology and history of the Bighorn Mountains via horseback riding, hikes, field excursions and guest guides and speakers. Each student will research a particular subject area and develop training materials, field guides and program plans for staff training.
Field trip to Medicine Wheel, a sacred site in the Big Horn Mountains; guided hikes and horseback tours of 7,000 acre ranch and surrounding national forest; all meals provided and lodging in historic creek-side cabins; all on-site transportation* and entrance fees at Wyoming sites included in course fee.
*Students are responsible for personal transportation to and from the program site in Wyoming
Pre-Reqs: None: environmental education or field science courses and experience preferred
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Wendy Walker, Senior Instructor Huxley College
Office: Arntzen Hall 230
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