You are invited to an Informational meeting for a new field course which will be offered in the near future (spring or summer 2018) by the Department of Geography and GIS. This short, informal meeting will give you a chance to meet the instructors (Dr. Piotr Cienciala, Dept. of Geography and GIS and Dr. Jim Best, Dept. of Geography and GIS; Dept of Geology) and ask questions you may have about the course content, location, logistics, etc. For us, it will be a chance to gauge the level of interest among students. Because the course is still in development, we would also love to get your feedback, for example, about the best time frame for the course. So, if you think the course sounds good, please try not to miss the meeting! Or, send us an email if you are interested in the course but cannot attending the meeting.
The working title for the course is “From Mountains to the Sea: Geography, Geology, and Ecology of the Pacific Northwest Landscape”. This name captures the diversity of the truly amazing, dynamic landscape and ecosystems you will have a chance to explore with us: snow-capped mountains and glaciers, volcanoes, salmon-bearing rivers and streams, lush temperate rainforest, and rugged coast (fjords). It also reflects the interdisciplinary approach we plan to take, by incorporating elements of geography, geology, ecology and environmental management. Importantly, the course will have a hands-on character. You will have a chance to spend lots of time outdoors, working with your colleagues and the instructors and using a range of scientific equipment and techniques to collect field data for group projects.
GEOGRAPHY FIELD COURSE – INFORMATIONAL MEETING
Tuesday, May 9th, 12 – 1:00 PM
Department of Geography and GIS
Room 263, Computing Applications Building
605 E Springfield Avenue (@ Wright Street)