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The University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS) is now registering participants for the 2011 Mini-Courses.
Mini-courses are 5-day field courses, taught for adult enrichment at U-M’s northernmost campus on Douglas Lake.
This year’s mini-course session runs June 15-19, 2011. The Station is offering two new courses and two “oldies but goodies.”
“Past Cultural Landscapes of Northern Michigan: Archaeological Field Study” and “Sustainable Food Systems” are new mini-course offerings. Meghan Howey, who earned her PhD in Archaeology from the University of Michigan and now teaches at the University of New Hampshire, will run the archaeology course. It is modeled on a similar class she has taught for undergraduates the past 3 years at UMBS. Katie Goodall is teaching Sustainable Food Systems. She is also an alumna of U-M, and is presently a PhD student at the University of Vermont. Katie has been a favorite TA in several UMBS courses and brings a wealth of personal and professional experience in food systems to her course.
UMBS Faculty Emeritus C. Barre Hellquist will be reprising “Aquatic Vascular Plants of Northern Michigan.” This class goes far beyond water lilies and includes rare, native and invasive species. The ever-popular “Birds of Northern Michigan” will again be taught by Mary Whitmore and Rob Hess. This duo gets rave reviews and the field breakfasts aren’t to be missed.
For more information, visit the UMBS website (http://www.lsa.umich.edu/umbs/students/courses/minicourses) or contact the UMBS office in Pellston: [email protected], (231) 539-8408.