2013-14 Catalog

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Offering Description

Riparian Environments: Form and Function

REVISED

Fall 2013 quarter

Faculty
Kenneth Tabbutt geology , Alison Styring ornithology
Fields of Study
biology, ecology, field studies, geology and hydrology
Preparatory for studies or careers in
geology, hydrology, biology, and ecology.
Prerequisites
college-level physical geology, biology, and pre-calculus
Description

Ripa , Latin for river bank , is the root of riparian.  Riparian zones are the interface between land and stream and are some of the most dynamic and fascinating geological and ecological systems on the planet.  They are the boundary between biomes and an area of biological and hydrological diversity.  This upper-division science program will focus on aspects of this unique environment.  Students will learn about the hydrology of river systems and fluvial geomorphology and the animals that populate these corridors.  Field studies and applied project work will be emphasized.  Students will learn how to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a tool for analyzing and displaying spatial data.  The program will include a week-long field trip around the Olympic Peninsula.

Location
Olympia
Online Learning
No Required Online Learning
Books
Greener Store
Required Fees
$250 for a multi-day field trip to the Olympic Peninsula.
Upper Division Science Credit
Upper division credits will be given for upper division work at the discretion of the faculty
Offered During
Day

Program Revisions

Date Revision
March 19th, 2013 New program added.