The course is taught in two segments, an on-campus workshop (TBA) and field study (TBA). The on-campus workshop will examine the historical development of the concept of parks and protected areas, the role of interpretation, management and research in the parks, and emerging issues in the management of parks and protected areas. The field study will focus on management issues as they relate to Banff National Park. There will be opportunities for students to investigate specific management issues of interest and present these in a seminar, on site.
Students should be aware that this is a field course and therefore, a reasonable level of fitness is required. Students are required to attend a two-day workshop.
Travel Fee TBA (subject to change) which includes transportation within Banff National Park, park pass, gondola, guided research walk and related travel/study costs. Transportation costs to and from Banff, food, personal expenses, camp site fees, health and trip cancellation insurance, as well as University of Manitoba tuition, are not included. Students are required to bring their own camping equipment and are expected to be prepared for the rigours of outdoor living. Students are responsible for their own travel arrangements and must be in Banff in accordance with the published course dates and in Winnipeg for on-campus workshops.
All students must have approval of the instructor (written consent of the department head as required). Students are required to be in Banff for the start of the course.
For more information contact:
Dr. Michael Campbell
Students are required to register for:
ENVR 4020 Living Rural Communities and Environments 1 (3 credit hours) AND
ENVR 4020 Living Rural Communities and Environments 2 (3 credit hours) OR
GEOG 3740 Living Rural Communities and Environments (6 credit hours)
for a total of 6 credit hours.
Rural communities are experiencing extreme adversity. Communities such as Clearwater, a 100-person community located in southwestern Manitoba, are in the process of reinventing themselves. Clearwater, along with the Harvest Moon Society, has developed the closed primary school as a learning center and a site for small business, and has turned a local farm into a location for environmental education.
The course takes place in Clearwater, Manitoba, where students will visit farms and meet with community leaders. Students will explore the relationship among farm operations, rural culture, and the environment. Conducted over a two-week period, the course will combine lectures and farm visits with course projects. For a first-hand look at the travel/study course to Clearwater, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAt660KhX34
Travel Fee TBA (subject to change), which includes farm visits, workshops, facility use and supplies. Food, lodging, local transportation, personal expenses, health insurance, as well as University of Manitoba tuition are not included. Students are required to bring their own camping equipment. Students are responsible for arranging their travel to and from Clearwater, Manitoba in accordance with the published course dates.
All students must have approval of the instructor. Students must register in 6 credit hours (written consent of department head is required). Due to popularity of the course, you are encouraged to register early.
For more information contact:
Dr. Stephane McLachlan