Beginning in 1899, the Flathead Lake Biological Station of the University of Montana has been offering transformative field ecology courses in spectacular western Montana. 2019 is going to be the best summer yet!
This message is to let you know that application is open for our 2019 Summer Session and to ask for your help in recruiting great students to our program.
PROGRAM LINK: https://flbs.umt.edu/apps/education/
We have 12 great courses on offer in both aquatic and terrestrial realms that will be of interest to students ranging from “sophomores-to-be” (Field Ecology) to juniors/seniors to early grad students. Here are some relevant pieces of info:
* many scholarships are available, incl for students outside of Montana
* early application discount (14 January)
* small classes with great faculty (~15 students per class)
* immersive learning featuring field research methods as well as interactions with natural resource professionals
* a new 6-cr course in Field Studies in Evolution of Behavior
* new course from 2018: Environmental Sensors
* credits easily transferable to other colleges/universities
* we welcome international students
For a look at recent fun, check the #flbs18 and #flbs17 hashtags on Twitter or Instagram And check the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmoKN8FmWNs
FYI: Students who have completed a first-year college curriculum involving biology, some chemistry, and some math are eligible for our 5-credit Field Ecology class after which they can take subsequent courses that summer. This is the course that I co-teach with Dr Diana Six. Anyone who has taken a university General Ecology class is eligible for all our courses (note special GIS requirement for our Drone course). In any case, students can enroll in any course with permission of instructor so they should contact us if they have questions. Details in the attached session brochure.