Jul 14-Jul 18, 2014
Credit: 2 graduate
Tuition & Fees: $877.00
Instructor(s): Dan Lawver and Frankie Jackson
Course DescriptionThe goal and purpose of this course is to provide an in-depth course for grade 7-12 teachers in geology and paleontology that builds on previous experience and field techniques acquired from GEO 521 Dinosaur Paleontology of the Hell Creek Formation. In addition to providing basic information on geology and paleontology, this field course includes information on how paleontologist use rocks, fossils and extant animals and modern environments to formulate interpretations about the past. By the end of this course, students will be able to identify sedimentary rocks in which fossils are found, use sedimentary structures for interpretation of depositional environments, and have a better understanding of Montana’s geologic past.
Physical fitness requirements: The course requires moderate outdoor physical activity. Students are expected to walk a couple of miles at a reasonable pace in order to keep with the group, often in relatively steep terrain without established hiking trails. Temperatures are typically in the 90 degree range. Please contact the instructor before signing up for this class if you have concerns about the required physical fitness level and your ability to meet these requirements.
Meeting Place and Times
Class: MTWRF Depart Monday 8:00 am for Field Camp at Egg Mountain, Choteau, MT
Instructor(s)Dan Lawver, Ph.D. Candidate. Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University
Frankie Jackson, PhD. Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University
PrerequisitesGEOL 521: Dinosaur Paleontology of Hell Creek Formation, or consent of instructor; graduate standing.
Target Audience7 - 12 grade science teachers
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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