New Course Includes Summer Trip to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons

Jennifer Hurst, assistant professor of health and exercise sciences, will host an informational meeting at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 in Pershing Building 232 to discuss a new summer excursion course offering for 2011.
The five-week course focuses on learning about the national parks through different physical activities. Students will explore the unique geology, history, biology and specific conservation issues of both Yellowstone and Grand Tetons national parks.

In addition, the course will introduce students to skills and techniques for engaging in outdoor physical activities safely, which will be used to explore these two unique environments.

An 11-day excursion trip to the national parks will be taken in the middle of the course to include hiking in Yellowstone, whitewater rafting on the Snake River and a one-day beginner mountain climbing course in the Grand Teton mountains.

Students are encouraged to come and hear more information about the course (e.g., fees, schedule, topics and activities) and to see some of the places they could be studying and traveling.

For additional questions, contact Hurst at or 785.4464. This course is open to anyone who wants to enroll.

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