Olympics: Natural History and Ecology: FAIR 334R
Learn about the natural history, ecology and environmental issues of the Pacific Northwest in this summer only field course. Learn plant and bird identification, and study old growth and secondary forest plant communities through two short group scientific studies. In addition, you can receive instruction in nature photography. Most of this course is spent in the field on a six-day camping trip to the Olympic Peninsula.
- Camp in the beautiful Hoh rain forest and along the coast of the Strait of Juan De Fuca, and visit many spectacular natural areas in the Olympic National Park.
- Study the Elwah River dam removal project
- Hike in the majestic Hoh rain forest
- Explore mountaintops at Hurricane Ridge
- Watch sea lions and puffins at Cape Flattery
- Have an evening dinner at Rialto Beach
- Spend a morning studying inter-tidal ecology at Tongue Point.
- Visit the Makah Museum, the showcase of Makah traditional culture using artifacts recovered from a coastal village that was buried in a landslide 500 years ago.
We'll be busy, but there will also be time to relax in the forest and at the beach, watch shooting stars from the side of a wild river, visit the Olympic hot springs, and play music around the campfire.
This course is open to all students. This course satisfies either Fairhaven 206 or the upper level Fairhaven science core course requirements and may act as a Huxley College or Biology elective with permission of your advisor.
For more information, contact Dr. Bower at 360-650-7217 or via e-mail at email@example.com
Dates: Class meets August 13 & 15, 2019 from 1 - 4:30 p.m. at WWU and has a field component on the Olympic Peninsula from August 18 - 23, 2019
Locations: Hoh rain forest, Elwah River, Olympic National Park, Makah Museum and more…
Faculty: John Bower
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