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- Hike into the canyon to experience ecological conditions firsthand and see diversity and habitats.
- Explore the Colorado River at Diamond Creek, Lees Ferry and Lava Falls.
- Learn how different organisms have adapted to various ecological habitats by visiting deserts, plateaus and seven of Merriam’s Life Zones
- Take day hikes from each camping area to explore diverse parts of the Grand Canyon region
- Learn about Native American culture through visits to the Haualapai and Havasupai Indian Reservations
- Visit the Sunset Volcano National Monument, Glen Canyon Dam and Toroweap
- Create an ecological log of different organisms observed in their natural habitat
- Enjoy the Grand Canyon’s majesty and experience its relevance to contemporary environmental science
Students will spend two weeks in and around the Grand Canyon area of Arizona.
This program is for biology students and others interested in the history and ecology of the Grand Canyon such as geology, anthropology, and environmental science students. Students must have taken the Introductory Biology sequence or have permission of the instructor.
The program dates are May 10 – 23, 2009. Students will also attend an orientation presentation on March 30 to learn about the course and preparation needed for camping and hiking in the Grand Canyon region.
Students will make their own travel arrangements to and from Las Vegas. From the airport, group ground transportation will be provided.
Program cost is $1675. Included in the cost are tuition, housing, group campground meals, ground transportation, museum and site admission fees, and camping fees. Excluded from the cost are the Study USA application fee, airfare, and personal spending money.