Field Ecology in the Rockies

Field Ecology in the Rockies


Spend two weeks this summer in the breathtaking Rocky Mountain landscape learning about nature and science and earn three science credits from Carroll College. Register today.


3 college credits earned. 2 weeks of outdoor adventure. 1 program.


The Basics:

  • What: Field Ecology in the Rockies (ES 189)
  • Where: Rocky Mountain landscape surrounding Carroll College in Helena, MT 
  • When: July 1-15, 2017
  • Who: Entering high school seniors through first-year college students
  • Science Activities: Wetland delineation, fish and wildlife surveys, GIS and GPS applications
  • Adventure Activites: Mountain biking, river travel, backpacking

Why take this course?

Students completing this course will be able to:
  • Practice safe and low-impact travel in backcountry conditions
  • Demonstrate geospatial referencing of data using GPS
  • Organize and communicate field observations in field notebooks
  • Collect and catalog data associated with ongoing research projects
  • Compute basic statistical analyses of field data
  • Communicate research findings in both written and oral formats

The Details

Cost*College Credit**Audit

*Does not include transportation to Helena, MT

**Includes 3 science credits from an accredited institution

Please complete this Health Survey Form upon registration

Mountain Biking

The Instructor

Dr. Grant Hokit earned his Ph.D. from Oregon State University in Zoology in 1994 where he studied amphibian declines in the backcountry of the Cascade Mountains. Since then, he has completed field projects in Florida, Alaska, Belize and Ecuador mostly studying reptiles and amphibians but also birds and mammals. Since coming to Carroll in 1996, his research emphasizes landscape ecology and includes work in mountains, rivers and wetlands across Montana.

About Carroll College

Carroll College is a selective liberal arts college ranked #1 Western Regional College, #2 Regional Best Value and ranked by Forbes as the Best College in Montana. 

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