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Environmental Solutions Course in Jackson Hole, WY

Environmental Solutions in Jackson Hole

Work with community members to build informed, collaborative solutions to real-world environmental challenges
Develop interdisciplinary skills | Engage community stakeholders
Experience collaborative problem solving | Implement real-world solutions
Course Dates
Spring Semester 2017 | ENR 4890 - 1 credit hour | April 4-May 2, Tuesdays 6-9 p.m.
Summer 2017 | ENR 4890 - 4 credit hours | May 15-June 9 | Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

This course will give students hands-on experience in project development, collaboration, and leadership, and provide them with the skills and tools to solve complex environmental and natural resource challenges. Student teams will be paired with sponsor organizations to create solutions for real environmental problems. Teams will work with community leaders, businesses, non-profits, resource managers, and agencies of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE).

Spring

Students will be given the skills and tools that allow them to effectively collaborate with community organizations in the GYE, and be oriented to the people, place, and projects they will engage with during the summer course. The spring course will be focused on problem solving strategies, and the tools of interdisciplinary practice. Classes will meet Tuesdays April 4, 11, 25, and May 2, from 6-9 p.m. and include a 2-day trip to Jackson Hole to meet with sponsor organizations.

Summer

Students will spend four weeks at the Murie Ranch in Grand Teton National Park where teams will complete their projects under the guidance of Haub School faculty, a project mentor from the sponsor organization, and a community mentor. 

Requirements and Fees:
  • Junior standing or consent of instructor

  • Priority Application deadline is December 15; course fees: $100 (food, lodging, travel, equipment, and course instruction will be covered by the Haub School's Plummer Scholarship); participants are responsible for UW tuition & associated fees 

  • Final deadline: February 1. Course fees: $200 (food, lodging, travel, equipment, and course instruction will be covered by the Haub School's Plummer Scholarship); participants are responsible for UW tuition & associated fees 

*Applications are no longer being accepted for this opportunity*
Questions? Send an email to haub.school@uwyo.edu

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