College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Summer Programs 3/19/10

March 9, 2010

I. College of Environmental Design Summer Programs
II. Archipelagos, Institute of Marine Conservation Field Courses 2010
III. Field Biology Research Courses, Summer 2010!

I. College of Environmental Design Summer Programs

The College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley, is offering three summer programs that introduce the study of architecture – [IN]ARCH, landscape architecture – [IN]LAND, and sustainable city planning – [IN]CITY. The curriculum emphasizes the preparation of materials for application to graduate study in one of its disciplines.

Each program consists of a lecture series, a design or planning studio, and either a seminar or media course. Faculty from the Departments of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, and City and Regional Planning serve as the lead instructors. All classes are held in Wurster Hall, home of the College of Environmental Design, on the UC Berkeley campus.

Berkeley [IN]STITUTES in Environmental Design are open to post-baccalaureate students or senior-level undergraduates (with a grade-point average of 3.0 or better) with majors in other fields who are interested in testing their enthusiasm for the material and culture of environmental design.

- [IN]ARCH and [IN]LAND are eight-week summer programs that begin on
Monday, June 21, 2010 and end on Friday, August 13, 2010. Program fee
for 2010 is $3,900. In addition, University enrollment fees are
approximately $450.
- [IN]CITY is a six week summer program that begins on Tuesday, July 6,
and ends on Friday, August 13, 2010. Program fee for 2010 is $2,900.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: April 10, 2010
Applications are available online at --

College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley

II. Archipelagos, Institute of Marine Conservation Field Courses 2010
Archipelagos, Institute of Marine Conservation, is a Greek non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to conservation of the marine and terrestrial environments of the Greek seas and islands. Archipelagos have been active since 1998 in several parts of the Greek seas (Ionian, Sporades, Central Aegean, Lybian and Eastern Aegean). Since 2000, Archipelagos’ field of action has focused on the eastern Aegean. Our main terrestrial research base is located on the island of Ikaria and our main marine research base is on the island of Samos.

With Archipelagos, Institute of Marine Conservation, Greece
All courses provide an integrated approach, combining practical fieldwork with theory and lectures. Courses take place in habitats of special conservation value in the region of the eastern Aegean.

*Archipelagos **is offering the following field courses in 2010:*
(click on each title for more information)

1. Underwater Photography & Scientific

2. Wildlife

3. Oceanographic Research & Marine

4. Whales & Dolphins of the Aegean

5. Forest Management &

6. *Field Course Options for Student

For further information, including dates and fees, please see our Field Course Brochure here (pdf
1.63MB) and information on our website here
NOTE: Spots are also still available for our summer long placements. See:

*Archipelagos is a non-profit, non-governmental, organisation working towards the protection of both marine and terrestrial ecosystems of the Greek seas and islands and the NE Mediterranean.*

III. Field Biology Research Courses, Summer 2010!
The courses offered Summer 2010, are Biol 408: Ecological Methods and Biol 409: Research in Reptile Ecology. The courses will allow students to experience scientific research in the context of the ecology of the Great Basin Desert in Oregon.

Why are the two summer field research courses Biol 408 and Biol 409 so valuable to you, the student?
The reasons are many. Some of them are listed below. Choose what works for you and enroll in the courses.
- You will learn how to think about the ecological challenges faced by animals and about how to perform research to investigate the behavioral and physiological ways animals meet those challenges.
- You will obtain experience in theory and practice of scientific research. You also will be have the intensive experience of problem solving in a collaborative research setting. Real scientific research experience is an essential and invaluable part of an undergraduate education.
- You will learn the importance of ecological context, and you will learn to perform a variety of techniques and use an array of instrumentation to measure essential features of :
* the microclimate (e.g., spatiotemporal patterns in temperature, humidity, wind, direct and reflected insolation)
* vegetation (plant form, diversity, and distribution)
* terrestrial invertebrates (spatiotemporal patterns in distribution, abundance, and diversity)
- You will earn 12 credits in only 6 weeks, thus permitting greater flexibility in scheduling other classes in the next academic year, and reducing the course overload in the rush to graduate.
- Two field courses listed in your transcripts and referred to in your resume will provide you with noteworthy accomplishments that are attractive to graduate programs, government agencies, and environmental assessment firms.
- Your fieldwork may be the basis for presentation of posters and talks at regional scientific meetings, thereby further enhancing your post-graduate opportunities.
- Your fieldwork may generate the data for publication, and you may have the remainder of the summer and the easier schedule in the next academic year to develop the work into a publishable manuscript. Hence, post-graduate opportunities are ever-more enhanced.
- Your avid participation in the course may permit Dr. Anderson to write a very strong letter of recommendation that may be needed when you pursue your career or post-graduate education.

For more information: see course website at Western Washington University

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