Estuarine Field Studies - Canada summer 2012 study abroad program
Estuarine Field Studies: The Natural and Cultural History of Clayoquot Sound, Canada
This program is offered by the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Environmental Program and provides students
with 12 credits:
* TESC 445 Estuarine Field Studies (7 credits)
* TESC 247 Maritime History and Science in the Pacific Northwest (5 credits)
Students participate in an intensive international oceanographic field study of the various inlets and fjords of Clayoquot Sound near Tofino, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Working in research teams on small boats, they will investigate the current physical, chemical, biological and geologic
characteristics of this estuarine system within the greater context of the larger scale west coast Vancouver Island ecosystem. In addition, students will explore the natural and cultural history of the region and examine the impact of this history on natural resource use on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
Course dates are July 20 - August 24, 2012, which includes a 10-day stay at the research station in Tofino, Canada
(August 7 - 17). On-campus preparation will precede the ten days of field work and final project wrap up will
follow at UW Tacoma. Informational meetings will be held during the Spring Quarter 2012 to prepare students for
Program leaders (and environmental science faculty) Cheryl Greengrove and Julie Masura will take a maximum of *10*
students on this program so don’t wait to apply.
Cheers and good luck!
Study Abroad Coordinator
University of Washington Tacoma
1900 Commerce Street
Tacoma, WA 98402-3100
Ph: 253-692-4426 Fax: 253-692-5643