Jul 08-Jul 12, 2013
Credit: 2 graduate
Tuition & Fees: $726.70
Instructor(s): B. Maxwell
Course DescriptionThis five day course includes 4 days in the field making measurements on exotic invasive plants at a range of sites from the Gallatin Valley to the Gallatin National Forest and 1 day analyzing the data and using simulation models to explore plant invasiveness. The focus of this course is to directly involve students with testing methodology for monitoring the invasive potential of several exotic species in otherwise pristine mountain environments.
The questions that we will examine are:
Data analysis will place each student with a computer and include the use of Excel software. Small groups will be created and each group will analyze a different portion of the field data. Integration of field ecology into K-12 classes will be discussed throughout the course.
Physical Fitness Requirement:
Field trips can require walking up to 2 miles on moderate to steep slopes off established trails.
Hands lens; compass with mirror for shooting an azimuth; clipboard; good pair of hiking shoes; and a small backpack to carry rain gear, lunch, and water.
Time Commitment: 10-12 hrs/day
Drs. Rotella, Maxwell, and Johnson have coordinated their curricula for the three (3) mini-session classes listed below so that the 3 courses each stand alone; but also, if taken together, form a coherent package. If possible, you are encouraged to register for the courses together as a "package" in one summer or over a couple of summers to maximize the content benefit gained for each class. Although you are certainly welcome to take any combination of the courses in any order that suits you, we urge you to consider taking the entire 3-week package:
Meeting Place and Times
Class: MWRF 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Instructor(s)B. Maxwell, PhD.
Target AudienceRestricted Entry for Science Educators
Tuition and Fees
A $30 registration fee is also charged once per semester.
The costs above assume that you are taking only MSU Extended University courses during the semester that the course is offered. If you also registered for courses through the MSU Registrar, the regular MSU fee structure may apply.
A $40 late fee will be assessed if payment is not posted to your account by 3 pm (Mountain Time) of the course start date (or the business day before if the course starts on a weekend or a holiday).
To learn more about tuition and fees, please see the University Business Services' Student Accounts Web page.
For More Information
contact Diana Paterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-994-5679.
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