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Short Courses

Short Courses

ESF Summer Courses

Course Description

EFB 484/684: Winter Ecology

This lecture and field course explores adaptations of animals and plants for surviving the winter in northern latitudes.  The course presents species identification, natural history, behavior, ecology and winter strategies. One hour per week of asynchronous on-line instruction, plus ten-days of field instruction during one weekend in February and during March break in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. Spring Semester.  

Dates: February 23 - 25 plus Spring Break, March 10 - 16, 2024; asynchronous online: periodic meetings in January - March

Location: Adirondack Ecological Center, Newcomb NY

Cost: $600 to cover room, board and related non-tuition items. This fee is in addition to tuition.

Prerequisite: General Ecology (EFB320) or Natural Resources Ecology (FOR232) or equivalent required. 

For further information, contact Stacy McNulty, (518) 582-4551

EFB 418/618: Interpretation of Field Biology (May)

This two-week, three-credit residential course offers introductions to Adirondack flora and fauna in a regional context as subjects for various interpretive programs and products such as nature walks and trailside presentations, and slide presentations. The application of professional interpretive techniques and the inclusion of natural history in science education are highlights. Taught in summer, even years.

Note: Credit will not be granted for both EFB 418 and EFB 618.

Prerequisite: EFB 320 or permission of instructor.

For further information, contact Paul Hai at (518) 582-4551

Additional fees: Board/meals of approximately $312 plus transportation fee TBD