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* WWU Global Learning Program: Summer, Wyoming- Place-Based Environmental Learning
Buffalo, Wyoming, United States; (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
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Program Type: Global Learning Faculty-led
Language of Instruction:
English
Fields of Study:
Biology, Botany, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies
Program Description:
Wild Wyoming: Place-Based Environmental Learning. Land of sweeping vistas, rugged mountains and cattle ranches... But times are changing. The owners of H-F Bar Ranch in Buffalo, Wyoming have invited Western faculty and students to help plan their transition from the present guest ranch to an environmental learning center.
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Wild Wyoming: Place-Based Environmental Learning

ENVS 496 Environmental Stewardship (5 credits)
ENVS 498C Senior Project (5 credits)

Pre-departure session dates: On-line and field observation preparation: July 1-July 30, 2014; (2 days TBA)
Travel dates: September 3-17, 2014

Join Western faculty and students for an amazing  experience on a working guest ranch in Wyoming.  Students will work with a small learning community to develop a vision for a future environmental learning center.

Pre-Reqs: environmental studies background preferred, but not required

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Program Details

Wyoming! Land of sweeping vistas, rugged mountains and cattle ranches... But times are changing.  The owners of H-F Bar Ranch in Buffalo, Wyoming have invited Western faculty and students to help plan their transition from the present guest ranch to an environmental learning center.  

This two-week course from September 3 to September 17 will include a taste of the present guest ranch experience and introductions to the flora, fauna, geology, archeology and history of the local area and Bighorn Mountain ecosystems. 

The instructor will guide students through a visioning and planning process that will create a draft transition plan document to help the environmental learning center become a reality.  Each student will write responses to some web-based short readings and observe and evaluate existing environmental learning center during the WWU summer session.  The observations can be arranged through the instructor to fit individual schedules.  No formal class meetings on campus are required.

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ENVS 496 Environmental Stewardship (5 credits)
ENVS 498C Senior Project (1-5 credits)

Find out more about H-F Bar Ranch.


 

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Instructor

Wendy Walker teaches courses in environmental education, interpretation, curriculum, sustainability, leadership, nature literature, natural history, ecotourism, wilderness education and outdoor education. Her teaching incorporates service learning, experiential education and outdoor field work. She has taught ecotourism, sustainable developement, nature literature and migration studies courses with study abroad programs in Mexico, England, Spain, Costa Rica, Peru and Greece. She also works as a consultant for government agencies in interpretive writing and planning and with schools to develop field-based environmental education programs. She has published 2 books, Washington National Forests, and Recreation Guide to Washington National Forests and essays, book chapters and environmental education curricula.

Email: wendy.walker@wwu.edu
Phone: 360-650-3504
Office: AH 230
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Cost

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This program is currently not accepting applications.