Place-Based Environmental Learning
Travel dates: June 17-26, 2018 (students responsible for personal travel to site)
Wyoming! Land of sweeping vistas, rugged mountains and sprawling ranches. The owners of HF Bar Ranch, a historic guest ranch, have invited WWU faculty and students to help them transition from a traditional guest ranch to an environmental learning facility. Students will develop materials and exhibits to create an historical museum at the ranch with an environmental focus. They also will prepare materials to train the ranch staff in techniques to educate guests about local ecosystems, culture, history, anthropology and environmental issues. This 10-day course from June 17 to June 26 will include introductions to the flora, fauna, geology, archaeology and history of the Bighorn Mountains via horseback riding, hikes, field excursions and guest guides and speakers. Each student will research a particular subject area and develop and exhibit, training materials, field guides and program plans for guest use and staff training.
Pre-Reqs: None: environmental education or field science courses and experience preferred.
Contact: Wendy Walker
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