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Writing Appalachian Ecology Honors Summer Course Offered

Writing Appalachian Ecology Honors Summer Course Offered 2018. English 318 / Biology 318W / Biology 318 H01: Writing Appalachian Ecology Summer Session I: May 14 – June 22, 2018 MTWRF 9-10:20am This class will challenge you to think about the long-term future of our planet. What could our world be like in 200 years? What was it like 200 years ago? What will the effects of climate change look like? How will natural resource extraction affect our homes? How will our relationships with the natural world change? We will slow down, get out of the classroom, and think deeply about what we see and learn. In this course you will… Write and revise a creative nonfiction essay about your experiences and the research at Fernow Experimental Forest. Evaluate and communicate scientific results of long-term research at the Fernow in a manner suitable for non-scientists. Analyze, discuss, and respond to the work of classic and contemporary writers who have published work on ecological topics. The class will take two required FIELD TRIPS to the Fernow Experimental Forest within the Monongahela National Forest in Parsons, WV—one day trip (probably May 25) and one overnight camping trip (probably June 7-8). During our visits students will interact with scientists, visit research sites, and experience the forest under a variety of conditions. Course Instructors: Katie Fallon is the author of two books of environmental nonfiction. For permission to register for this course, email ksfallon@mix.wvu.edu. Bill Peterjohn teaches biology at WVU and has conducted research for over 20 years at the Fernow Experimental Forest.

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