Jul 12-Jul 16, 2015
Credit: 2 graduate
Tuition & Fees: $877.00
Instructor(s): Dan Lawver
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 GEOL 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 paleontologists 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.
Two transportation options are available:
Facilities: Students will be camping with the regular paleontology field crew under rustic conditions. Please provide your own tent, sleeping bag, thermorest, or these may be rented through MSU Outdoor Recreation Center. Cooking equipment and dishes are provided, and a travel trailer is used for meal preparation. Special dietary requirements should be noted on the registration form. Students should have appropriate hiking boots and be prepared for rain and cool weather. Additional required items include backpack, field notebook, pencils, and water containers (3-4 liters total capacity).
Meeting Place and Times
Class: SMTWR Depart Sunday 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
PrerequisitesGEOL 521: Dinosaur Paleontology of Hell Creek Formation: Dinosaur Paleontology I, 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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