Beginning in 1899, the Flathead Lake Biological Station of the University of Montana has been offering transformative field ecology courses in spectacular western Montana. 2018 is going to be the best summer yet!
This message is to let you know that application is open for our 2018 Summer Session and to ask for your help in recruiting great students to our program.
http://flbs.umt.edu/education/default.aspx Early application deadline is 11 January.
We have 11 great courses on offer in both aquatic and terrestrial realms that will be of interest to students ranging from ???sophomores-to-be??? (Field Ecology) to upperclassmen to early grad students. Here are some relevant pieces of info:
* many scholarships are available, incl for students outside of Montana
* early application discount
* small classes with great faculty (~15 students per class)
* immersive learning featuring field methods as well as interactions with natural resource professionals
* two new courses for 2018: Environmental Sensors & Field Methods in Ornithology
* two courses new from 2017: Aquatic Microbial Ecology & Drone Remote Sensing
* credits easily transferable to other colleges/universities
For a look at last year???s summer fun, have a look at: https://storify.com/DrLimnology/2017-summer-session-at-flbs
FYI: Students who have completed a first-year college curriculum involving biology, some chemistry, and some math are eligible for our 5-credit Field Ecology class after which they can take subsequent courses that summer. This year I am co-teaching Field Ecology with Dr Diana Six. Anyone who has taken a university General Ecology class is eligible for all our courses (note special GIS requirement for the Drone course). In any case, students can enroll with permission of instructor so they should contact us if they have questions.
So, can you please help us recruit terrific students to our summer session by any or all of the following?
* distributing to colleagues at other universities who can spread the word at their institution
* announcing these opportunities in your classes
* circulating to students in your lab
* sending to relevant student clubs
* sending this information to student advisors
* posting and distributing this flier where interested students might see it.
In return, we will return students to you who are psyched about ecology, knowledgeable about field methods and approaches, and more appreciative of the natural world!