Student-Originated Studies: Advanced Natural History


Fall 2013 quarter

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Students will work to become specialists on one or more taxonomic groups that occur in the Pacific Northwest. Through field study and literature research, students will develop identification guides and species accounts to post on the Evergreen Natural History websites. Students may conduct specimen-based research using The Evergreen State College Natural History Collections, and projects may also involve a field component. Skills will be developed in taxonomy and systematics, bioinformatics, museum practices, digital imagery for scientific illustration, field ecology and natural history writing.

Program Details

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

biology, ecology, evolutionary biology and conservation biology.

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Day


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Online Learning

Hybrid Online Learning 25 - 49% Delivered Online:

Upper Division Science Credit

Upper division science credit may be awarded in taxonomy and systematics, natural history, field ecology, ornithology and/or mammalogy.

Registration Information

Credits: 16 (Fall)

Class standing: Junior–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 25


Signature Required

Students must submit an application and be interviewed. Application will be evaluated on how well they meet the prerequisites. Application forms will be available on the program website and from faculty. Application review will begin May 1, 2013 and continue until the program fills.

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