Rocky Mountain Ecology Field Research
The Rocky Mountain Ecology Field Research Maymester offers students the opportunity to learn about the ecology of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE). Students will learn about regional geology, influence of topography and climate on vegetation; community interaction of plants and animals including herbivory; predation and competition, community dynamics, succession, disturbance, identification of plants, insects and birds through lectures, readings, discussions, and hands-on activities. The course is based at the Teton Science Schools, located within Grand Tetons National Park, in Wyoming. Students will spend four nights and five days in Yellowstone National Park.
Students will stay in on-campus dormitories and eat in the dining hall/cafeteria.
Home-cooked meals are prepared by professional kitchen staff at Kelly Campus and are served family style. All staff and participants are expected to assist with daily chores. These daily tasks typically involve meal clean-up and tidying classroom/living space.
ENVS 170 (four-credit course); F7, F11
Location and Dates:
Where: Jackson, Wyoming (USA), including Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park.
Dates: May 16,2022 through June 10th, 2022.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 and be in good academic and social standing
The cost of the program:
$5100. This cost includes tuition, housing, meals, and transportation after arrival to Jackson Hole. Does not include travel to/from Wyoming. Students will have to fly in to a nearby airport, perhaps Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) or Idaho Falls, ID (IDA) and take a shuttle to Jackson.
Professor Michael Collins (email@example.com)