Life on the Edge
Spring 2012

 

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Chemistry 137  (5 credits)

Geology 208 (5 credits)

Math 112 (5 credits)

Chemistry of the Environment

Geology of the Pacific Northwest

Math and the Environment

Life on the Edge is a 15 credit multi-disciplinary learning community which is offered Spring quarter at Olympic College.  Students meet for lecture 3 days a week and participate in daylong field trips on Tuesdays (as well as one multiday trip).   Students wishing to enroll must register for all 3 classes.  Registration information can be found on the Olympic College web page.  In order to supplement travel costs (transportation is covered on most field trips), there is a $125 transportation fee.  Math 099 is a prerequisite.  For more information, contact Steve Macias, Cameon Geyer, or Elizabeth O’Neil.

 

Essential items for all field trips:

 

Water

Food

Sturdy walking or hiking shoes

Raingear

Notebook and pencil/pen

Field Trips
Spring 2012

This is a pending list as of March 26, 2012

 

Week

Date

Location

Map

Mode

Depart/Return*

1

Tuesday, March 27

 

Fidalgo Island

Tide 0.5 ft. at 1:53 p.m.

Fidalgo map

vans

D: 9:45 a.m.

R: 7:00 p.m.

2

Tuesday, April 3

Pacific Ocean and Queets River

 

bus

D: 8:00 a.m.

R: 6:00 p.m.

3

Tuesday, April 10

Crescent Bay

Tide -1.4 ft. at 11:24 a.m.

 

bus

D: 8:00 a.m.

R: 5:00 p.m.

4

Tuesday, April 17

Wildcat Lake

 

meet there

pending

5

Tuesday, April 24

Wildcat Lake

 

meet there

pending

6

Tuesday, May 1

Mt. Rainier

 

bus

D: 8:00 a.m.

R: 6:00 p.m.

7

Tuesday, May 8

Bremerton Wastewater Treatment Plant

 

meet there

pending

8

Monday, May 14

Tuesday, May 15

Overnight to Columbia Wildlife Refuge and Vantage

 

vans

D: 9:00 a.m. (5/14)

R: 6:30 p.m. (5/15)

9

Tuesday, May 22

Manchester State Park

Tide – 1.6 ft. at 12:40 p.m.

 

meet there

Arrive: 9:30

Leave: 3:00 p.m.

10

Tuesday, May 29

Mt. St. Helens

 

bus

D: 8:00 a.m.

R: 6:30 p.m.

 

  *Depart times are firm.  Return/Leave times are approximate.