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Ice Lake, Colorado

Durango, CO

Where the Wild Thing Are: Public Lands

EDCI 648, EDSE 647, EDUC 555, or PPL 492

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Dr. Ellen Foster, Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
    Dr. David Rutherford, Associate Professor of Public Policy Leadership
  • Dates: July 19-28, 2018
  • Cost: $1,245 plus tuition
  • Application deadline: April 5, 2018

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Students spend time in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado, primarily based out of public lands in the San Juan Mountains area, near Durango, CO.

Who should go?

This course will see Education students partner with Public Policy Leadership students for a majority of the course work. Students in Education programs or PPL majors interested in this collaboration should apply.

Prerequisite for EDCI, EDSE, and EDUC is completion of EDCI 353 or the ability to hold a teaching license.

Prerequisite for PPL 492 is identification as a Public Policy Leadership major.


Online and in person coursework June 28-July 18, 2018. On location July 19-28, 2018 in New Mexico and Colorado.


Students will meet the instructors in Oxford, and travel together by van to the field sites in New Mexico and Colorado.


Program cost is $1,245 plus tuition. Included in the cost are camping equipment rental, campsite fees, hotel costs during travel days, group ground transportation, and most meals. Excluded from the cost are the Study USA application fee, tuition, some meals, and personal spending money.

*Please verify specific dates with instructor and confirm that the course has adequate enrollment to make before making travel arrangements. Itinerary subject to change.


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