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Winter Ecology in Grand Teton National Park, WY

Grand Teton National Park

Winter Ecology in the Tetons

Course & Travel Dates: January 2-13, 2018

January | ENR 4010, 4011, & 4012 | 3 credits

Measure the dynamic temperature and stability of a snowpack in the Tetons, track ungulates as they search for forage in a riparian area, and marvel at the subnivean climate, home to small mammals throughout the winter months. Through these three 1-credit courses in winter ecology, you will learn field ecology in the outdoor classroom of Grand Teton National Park. Taught by seasoned field science instructors of Teton Science Schools, the set of winter ecology courses (ENR 4010, 4011, & 4012) is best taken in combination.

ENR 4010 Skills of the Winter Naturalist 

1 credit | prerequisite: 6 hours of ENR or science courses
Emphasizes field naturalist skills, the effects of winter abiotic conditions on organisms and subsequent adaptations to these conditions, animal tracking, introduction to snow dynamics and winter safety. 

ENR 4011 Snowpack Dynamics and Snow Science

1 credit | prerequisite: ENR 4010

Emphasizes snow science and avalanche safety through lectures and inquiry-based field laboratories. 

ENR 4012 Wildlife and Plant Adaptations

1 credit | prerequisite: ENR 4010 & ENR 4011

Emphasizes animal and plant adaptations to cope with the stresses of winter, as well as the predicted impacts of climate change, through lectures and inquiry-based field laboratories. Students also conduct field research in a winter environment. 

Requirements & Fees:

  • Junior standing or consent of instructor

  • Teton Science Schools’ fees of $370*/course for ENR 4010 & ENR 4011, $540** for ENR 4012 (course fees are subject to change) *This fee includes 3 nights of lodging, full meals, and instructional lab fees. **Fee for 4012 includes 4 nights of lodging, full meals, and instructional lab fees. Tuition is billed separately, payable to UW Outreach.

*Applications are currently being accepted for this course*
Questions? Please contact haub.school@uwyo.edu.

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