Environmental Science

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Environmental Science in the Rockies

June 9 - July 9, 2015 
5 credits




Earth 202 examines environmental science in the Rocky Mountain west. The objective of the course is to understand-- through observation and hands-on experience-- how natural and human processes have in the past and are now causing environmental change in the west. Students will learn principles of the natural sciences, including geology, ecology, atmospheric and biogeographical sciences, and apply these principles in field settings. Students will also examine today's most pressing environmental issues including climate change; biodiversity loss; air, water, and soil pollution; energy use and conservation; and agricultural practices. The course includes frequent hiking excursions and field trips to the Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, a natural gas field, an organic farm, and water treatment plant.

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Prof. Chris Poulsen U of M E&ES, Prof. Gregory Dick U of M E&ES


No prerequisites are required. Graduating high school seniors and university students are encouraged to apply. Entering first-year students could arrive on campus in the fall term with 4 science credits already earned studying environmental science in the mountains of the West. Benefits include reduced food, and lodging costs.


Satisfies PITE field experience and PITE introductory interdisciplinary requirements. For a full list of requirements this course fulfills please click here.

Fees and Tuition

Fees:  Room/Board/Transportation $1025

Tuition: Tuition for five U-M credits and course fees must be paid directly to the University of Michigan and will be billed on or before June 30th, 2015. Guest students are charged upper division rates. Up to date tuition rates can be found at the U-M Registrar website. Departmental Financial Aid to help offset tuition cost is available for qualifying University of Michigan students. Please direct any questions to campdavis@umich.edu or call 734.615.8600


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Summer 2015 Application

To apply to the Camp Davis Program, click the link above and fill out the Application. You may be asked for recommendation letter from a current or former faculty member.