Visits to Lake Tahoe, NV, Sequoia & King National Parks: CA: Yosemite National Park, CA: Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA. Our course will introduce students to the history of conservation in America through California’s National Park System. The formation of the National Park System coincided with the formation of the modern conservation movement in the late 19th century. Throughout the course, students will explore three aspects of California’s National Parks. First, they will learn a about the history of each individual park we will visit, including why and when they were established, and conservation studies and practices taking place in the parks. Second, they will learn about the unique ecosystems found within California’s National Park, what ecosystem services they provide, why they are worth conserving, and current threats to those ecosystems with an emphasis on global climate change. Finally, students will also learn about the cultural significance of these lands to generations of Americans and indigenous peoples. Cost $3750 includes flights, transportation, housing, equipment rentals, and at least 2 meals a day.
Travel Dates: June 4-June 23
Faculty: Dr. Claire O'Quinn
A $500 non-refundable payment is due by January 6, 2023 and the next payment is due March 3, 2023 and the final payment is due by May 2, 2023.