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Climate Change and Sustainability

2 Credits

Meets: August 19-29, 2019, but you will enroll for fall term credit*.

Location: U-M Biological Station

Instructor: Michela Arnaboldi

TO ENROLL, please fill out this form to indicate your interest. Interested students who have taken Introduction to Global Change (AOSS 171, BIOLOGY 110, EARTH 171, Enscen 171, Environ 110), Climate Change and Sustainability (formerly Global Change: The Sustainability Challenge) (AOSS 172/Earth 172/ENSCEN 172/Environ 111/GEOG 111), Ecological Issues (Environ 201) and/or Sustainability Issues in the Great Lakes Region (Environ 305, F18) will be issued permission to enroll in Prof. Arnaboldi's section of ENVIRON 300 (Independent Study) for Fall, 2019.

*Note: This course runs August 18-29, 2019, but you will enroll for FALL term credit. You are financially responsible for these credits, but you may not have to pay additional tuition if your total fall credits are within 12-18 hours. Students taking fewer than 12 or more than 18 credit hours will be assessed fees on those credits.
You will live at the Biological Station for the duration of the course. Your room and board is covered by UMBS Transforming Learning scholarships.

Course Description

This class will investigate the sustainability challenges related to food production, forest productivity, biodiversity loss, energy and waste generation and invasive species. You will visit farms, forests, factories, wetlands, water treatment facilities and energy generation sites. Hear from experts in a variety of fields about how they are trying to “green” their practice and what challenges they face.

NOTE: This extension is open to students who have taken Introduction to Global Change (AOSS 171, BIOLOGY 110, EARTH 171, Enscen 171, Environ 110), Global Change: The Sustainability Challenge (AOSS 172/Earth 172/ENSCEN 172/Environ 111/GEOG 111) and/or Ecological Issues (Environ 201).

The 2018 class on a field trip to the Upper Peninsula.