Yellowstone Winter Studies

Yellowstone Winter Studies is an immersive, two-week long winter studies course developed especially for undergraduate students to earn 4 credits through The University of Montana Western. This class is an intense field-based program, offering a hands-on winter ecology experience supplemented with interviews, guest lectures, readings, and field research—all culminating in a final project which students will design and present to their peers. This course will begin with a focus on developing field observation skills, winter backcountry skills, and an understanding of winter ecology as it pertains to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. During the second portion of the course, students will apply these lessons to contemporary environmental issues by analyzing the issues from a science perspective while incorporating socio-political and ethical considerations. A two-night winter backpacking trip will also be included. This course may substitute for ENST 391A Environmental Policy or ENSC 429 Environmental Field Studies, confirm with your advisor. REGISTRATION & $250 DEPOSIT DEADLINE: December 1, 2017. Contact the UMW School of Outreach at 406.683.7537 or for additional details.