Bozeman, MT/Yellowstone National Park
Jun 29-Jul 03, 2015
Credit: 2 graduate
Tuition & Fees: $677.00
Instructor(s): Brent Peyton and Christine Smith
Course DescriptionCo-listed as MB 547, so teachers can choose from which department they want the credit awarded. Indicate your preference on the registration form.
This course will provide a survey of the ecology of important organisms common in thermal habitats of Yellowstone National Park, including a review of different life forms and the physical and chemical habitats that define their environment. The course is structured to provide (1) a basic understanding of the ecology of a variety of life forms in thermal habitats, (2) a survey of observational techniques and hands-on activities appropriate for science educators, and (3) a field trip to visit and characterize several geothermal habitats environments. Fundamental principles of thermal biology will be emphasized during lectures and methods of chemical, physical and biological analyses will be emphasized during the laboratory component while on the MSU campus. A two day field trip to Yellowstone National Park (that includes camping in the park) will include discussion, sampling and characterizing diverse geothermal habitats.
Physical Fitness Requirement: Field trips will require walking distances of up to 5 miles with moderate slopes and will involve being in the field for the majority of the day. Weather may vary!
Tents and sleeping pads will be provided. Students will need to bring a sleeping bag. Sleeping bags are available for rent at the ASMSU Outdoor Recreation department by visiting http://www.montana.edu/outdoorrecreation or by phone at (406) 994-3621.
Time Commitment: 10-12 hrs/day
Meeting Place and Times
Class: MRF 9:00 am – 5 pm
Instructor(s)Brent Peyton, PhD. Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Montana State University
Christine Smith. Thermal Biology Institute
PrerequisitesTwo years of experience teaching science at the secondary level; graduate standing.
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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