Audubon Center of the North Woods 2014 Hamline University Classes

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Wolf Ecology February 7-9, 2014
SCED 7862 (Spring 2014)... 2 credits... $550 tuition/$100 course fee = $650
The wolf is one of the most charismatic and polarizing animals to walk the earth. At one time it was the most widely dispersed land mammal in the world, and is still found throughout the northern hemisphere. Wolves have been reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park and were recently delisted from Endangered Species status in Minnesota. This course will give an overview of wolf ecology, behaviors and adaptations, as well as investigate the human interactions and issues related to the wolf. This course will include a visit to the Wildlife Science Center in Forest Lake, MN to observe captive wolves, and field experience tracking outside.

Minnesota Forests
March 14-16, 2014
SCED 7671 (Spring 2014)... 2 credits...$550 tuition/$80 course fee = $630
Minnesota is famous for its forests, as it home to the convergence of the northern conifer forest and the eastern deciduous forest. During this weekend course based at the Audubon Center, students will spend time in a number of habitats and learn basic tree identification, features, patterns and forest types. Students will also learn about different forest management practices, past and present, which continue to shape
Minnesota's forests today.

Energy & Food Systems April 4-6, 2014
ENED 7739 (Spring 2014)... 2 credits... $550 tuition/$80 course fee = $630
This course looks at how humans use energy and ways we can reduce our
environmental impact through energy conservation, efficiency and renewable energy
production. During this weekend course based at the Audubon Center, students will
gain firsthand experience with these areas by examining measures that the Audubon
Center on these fronts. This course also looks at the food systems of society, and its
environmental and economic impacts. We will examine how we can move to
sustainable food systems through behavior changes towards local, organic, and
community shared models, and visit local farms.

Spring Flora May 9-10, 2014
SCED 7685 (Spring 2014)... 1 credit... Tuition $275/Course fee $50= $325
Spring in the eastern deciduous forest abounds with color and beauty thanks to the amazing wildflower display that takes place. This weekend course based at the Audubon Center will get students outside to learn wildflower identification, terminology and features. Students will investigate several habitats as they identify and understand
the beauty of spring through its flora.

Birds of Minnesota June 6-8, 2014
SCED 7602 (Summer 2014)... 2 credits... Tuition $550/Course fee $80= $630
Late spring is a time for witnessing the influx of hundreds of species of birds through Minnesota. During this weekend course based at the Audubon Center, students will be introduced to basic bird identification techniques, including field markings, vocalizations and behaviors. Students will spend the weekend becoming familiar with the bird species found in Minnesota through outside investigation and identification.

Stories In the Rocks: Minnesota's Geology June 13-15, 2014
SCED 7683 (Summer 2014)...2 Credits... $550 tuition/$80 course fee = $630
Geology is the foundation upon which all life has been built and is a science of stories. Geology determines bedrock and soils and in its processes has given us the substrate on which our plant communities grow. Essential to understanding Minnesota's three major biomes is the geologic story. In this course we will identify the major rock types and learn their fascinating stories: when and how they were formed, what kind of environment they formed in, how they impact the land and where these rocks can be found in Minnesota.

Ecological Systems: Biomes July 21-25, 2014
NSEE 8200 (Summer 2014)... 3 credits*
This course examines the three major biomes that intersect in Minnesota: deciduous forest, coniferous forest, and prairie. During this course, students will study and identify key features found in each of the three biomes. Participants will also study the ecological relationships between organisms that are typically found in each area. Students will travel throughout the state to experience each of the biomes firsthand, camping at various locations throughout the week.

*For this course students must be enrolled in the Natural Sciences and Environmental Education masters program to participate. Contact Hamline University's Master of Arts in Education program to enroll:

Reading the Landscape November 1-2, 2014
SCED 7679 (Fall 2014)... 2 credits... Tuition $550/course fee $65 = $615
The landscapes around us are filled with stories of why they look the way they do. During this course based at the Audubon Center, students will examine the "why" of what is around them, and start discovering the clues to piece together an area's story. These skills have universal application. Students will learn how to identify common Minnesota plants and trees and how disturbance on the landscape affects plant
communities, patterns and distribution. They will apply research and observation skills to interpret various stories on the landscape, enabling them to put together stories of "what happened here."

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