Summer 2016 Field Courses

Summer 2016 Field Courses

This summer (2016), the Department of Biological Sciences and Division of Natural Areas will be offering four field-based courses primarily out of Maywoods Environmental and Educational LaboratoryStudents will be allowed to reside in the lodge at Maywoods during each course free of charge. Field Ornithology and Wetland Assessment and Monitoring can be taken simultaneously.

BIO 599/799 Wetland Design and Restoration Techniques (2 credit hours)Taught by Tom Biebighauser and Dr. Stephen Richter (stephen.richter@eku.edu) Students will receive training in how to design, restore/construct, and plant wetlands and will use this training to construct a wetland. The class will meet 23–27 May at Maywoods (9:00–4:00). The course officially ends on June 3, but the second week will consist of online content and assessments.

BIO 599/799 Field Ornithology (3 credit hours) and Wetland Assessment and Monitoring (3 credit hours).These courses can be taken simultaneously because the courses aretaught 630–1130 am by Dr. David Brown (david.brown@eku.edu), and 12–3:00 pm by Dr. Stephen Richter (stephen.richer@eku.edu), respectively. Wildlife Management majors can substitute Field Ornithology for Ornithology (BIO 554). Although the dates for the courses span five weeks (23 May–24 June), the last two weeks consist of online content and assessments. Additionally, the wetland course is online for week one. Both courses will be taught based out of Maywoods, and there will be an overnight field trip to Lilley Cornett Woods Appalachian Ecological Research Station from 6–8 June.

BIO 590/790 Ecology for Teachers (3 credit hours). Taught by Dr. Melinda Wilder (melinda.wilder@eku.edu) and Billy Bennett. Ecology for Teachers is a required course for the Environmental Education Endorsement. The class will be taught onsite at Maywoods 2–14 June.   In addition, there will be an overnight field trip to Lilley Cornett Woods Appalachian Ecological Research Station from 6–7 June.

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Published on October 08, 2015

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