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Skeena Watershed Ecosystems Field School

Overview 

Learn about the various ecosystems surrounding the Terrace area. Explore environmental factors that determine the distribution and function of local ecosystems that extend from the alpine to river valleys.

This two-week intensive course takes learning outside the four walls of a classroom and upon successful completion, awards students 3 credits in GEOG 202 - Geography of Ecosystems. The course emphasizes ecology, the structure and functioning of ecosystems and ecosystem strategies relative to soil and climatic conditions.

Course | 3 credits:

Excursions:

  • Goat Creek
  • Dasque Creek
  • Forceman Ridge Habitat Diversity Enhancement Project
  • Minette Bay Lodge and the Kitimat Estuary
  • Kalum Valley
  • Prince Rupert

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Admission Requirements 
  • Successful admission to the University Credit Program
  • Meet all individual course pre-requisites
  • Permission of the Instructor

Visit the Field School Registration page for information on how to apply.

Dates and Locations 

Please check back for an upcoming schedule of dates and locations.

Past dates and locations: 

May 8 to 20, 2017

This field school included numerous daylong field trips in addition to time in the classroom and laboratory.

  • Terrace campus
  • Goat Creek
  • Dasque Creek
  • Forceman Ridge Habitat Diversity Enhancement Project
  • Minette Bay Lodge and the Kitimat Estuary
  • Kalum Valley
  • Prince Rupert

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