READING THE ELWHA: TRACING THE DYNAMICS OF LANDSCAPE CHANGE
LARCH 498A/598A_SUMMER 2013 B TERM_4 CREDITS
ONE WEEK FIELD COURSE IN THE ELWHA RIVER WATERSHED _ JULY 29 – AUGUST 02
INFORMATION MEETING: Tuesday, April 30th @ 1230pm in Gould 100 (see the attachment for details)
THERE IS A LIMIT OF FIFTEEN (15) SPACES, so be sure and go to the information meeting.
Lecture MWF 1:30-2:20 (sln: 17859)
Quiz section TTh 2:30-3:20 (sln: 17865)
Ethical questions encompass a wide variety of moral concerns. What sorts of things really matter in life: pleasure, family, money, all or none of these? Suppose you could get away with stealing something you really wanted without anyone noticing. Are there good reasons for not stealing it?
Most of you have likely heard of the Dream Project at some
point–you’ve probably seen our lawn signs or your roommate has been a
mentor. Maybe you’ve been meaning to join but never fit it into your
schedule. Now’s the time!
We would love to have you join us this spring as we begin working with
a brand new cohort of mentees.
Please forward to your students as appropriate. This course is a core course in our PhD in the Built Environment, and so would be most appropriate for other doctoral students or advanced master’s students. Thank you!
Interested students should email me (neile) with information about what year and program they are in, and anything they might like us to know about their interest in the course.
Attached is a flier for an upcoming seminar I’ll be leading, Larch 498F, on researching and designing Floating Wetland Systems. The Course is scheduled for Tuesday and Thursdays 2:00-3:30, although depending on the students who are interested we could be flexible. The course is being sponsored by the Green Futures Lab and we will be working with King County, who are exploring floating wetlands as a low cost way to increase water quality, provide habitat, and reduce water temperatures.
There are just a few more seats open in this unique course during the coming Spring Quarter… the course will be split between UW students and students visiting from Waseda University in Japan. The students will explore the concept of Global Citizenship through guest speakers, interviews, and exploring the media, culminating in the creation of their own 3-5 minute digital story.
Please remind students about online courses still available for spring quarter. Students can take some of the most popular online credit classes as part of their normal tuition load and pay an online fee of $350 per class. These select online courses are offered in a group-start format, which means students can interact with their classmates and complete the course during the quarter.
Students from all majors (sophomore and up) are invited to register for this unique special topics course this spring
ENVIR 495D, Citizen Ecology
MW 10:30-11:20, W 1:00-2:50
Open to all majors, SLN 13758
Should ecologists recruit the public to help collect important data to better understand global change—data that is otherwise difficult to get?
Or is data collected by the public fundamentally flawed?
Who: Undergrads or Graduate students with a passion for teaching about the outdoors and working with elementary school students.
What: Fall City Elementary 5th grade teachers are seeking volunteers to help teach outdoor education classes to 5th grade students during their trip to Seabeck May 21-24. Volunteers will work with teachers to develop and teach a specific class to multiple groups of students during their 4-day trip.
Just wanted to let you know that we have some great courses going and we would like to share them with you. There are still open spots and want students to be informed they are out there:
ENVIR 495A: Environmental Pedagogy. T/Th 11am-12:20pm, SLN 13751
This class will educate students about environmental studies using a number of tactics and tools from environmental and experiential education and social and environmental justice.