09:00 AM to 05:00 PM MTWRF
Off-Campus Location OCL
Section Information for Summer 2014
In this course, students make explicit connections to content regarding species and habitat conservation and climate change. Students will acquire first-hand exposure to field work in conservation and how conservation professionals use the scientific method to contribute to the long-term survival of species in natural habitats. Students will understand conservation as a value-based discipline which emphasizes documenting species distribution and abundance, investigating human impacts, and mitigating those impacts. The course emphasizes developing observational skills, defining research questions and interpreting results in the context of species and habitat conservation, while exploring the natural history of Northern Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley.
This course serves as the lab portion of Mason Cornerstones's NCLC 103: Human Creativity - Art & Science.
This is a five day, Monday through Friday, residential course taught at the Mason-Smithsonian School of Conservation. Students will stay in the residence hall and eat in the dining hall for the duration of the course. The course fee (in addition to tuition) is $431 and covers double room, board/meals, and supplies.
NCLC 295-I01 meets 6/23-6/27 at the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation, room 102, in Front Royal, VA. Course fee $431 (in addition to tuition, which covers room and board, supplies, and transportation). Contact Stephanie Lessard-Pilon at email@example.com with questions.