This course explores local plant and animal communities and includes
class discussion followed by field trip(s) to selected regions of
California such as desert or coastal (as specified in the schedule). In
addition to studying the unique plants and animals of the selected
area, other aspects of natural history, including ecology and soil
types, will be examined. Students must successfully complete class
preparatory requirements in order to participate in the field trip. A
transportation and supplies fee may be charged for trip expenses.
The Spring 2013 course explores the local plant and animal communities of
the Owen’s Valley and
neighboring regions. Communities that will be discusses include desert
scrub, sand dunes, and pinyon- juniper woodland.
field component of this course will visit areas of the Owen's Valley, Mono Lake, and Death Valley.
Spring 2013 course will meet Friday's 10:15-12:20 in SM 33. Class
campus on the following dates: 2-01, 2-8, 3-1, 3-15, &
4-19. Field component of the course will meet in Death Valley
3-29 through 4-3.