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AGRN 552: Pedology (3cr)
Genesis and evolution of soils considered as natural bodies; including both macro-and micromorphological properties. Week-long field trip required at student's expense. 

Instructors: James Thompson
Contact: Robin Strader; rstrader@mail.wvu.edu (304)293-2874
Travel Dates: June 5th – 23rd, 2017 (Trip to Delaware June 12th – 16th.)
Location: Around WV on Online and Delaware
Cost: WVU Tuition & Fees & * Travel cost of $150 for travel expenses
Registration Information: https://wvu.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=35713&int_category_id=0&int_sub_category_id=0&int_catalog_id=0
Course Information: Undergraduate AGRN
CRN: 52919
Capacity: 15 

FOR 293: WV Trees and Shrubs (3 CR)
This is an intensive, two-week course where students will learn how to identify common trees, shrubs, and woody vines of West Virginia. Morning lectures will focus on the life history (silvical) traits and distinctive characteristics of woody plants. Daily field excursions introduce students to the attributes used to identify seedlings, saplings, and mature plants. Included will be field trips to bottomland forests and northern hardwood forests, as well as oak-hickory and cove hardwood forests more typical of the region. This course is designed for majors in the Division of Forestry and Natural Resources but is appropriate for anyone with an interest in tree identification.

Instructors: David McGill & James Rentch
Contact: Robin Strader; rstrader@mail.wvu.edu (304)293-2874
Dates: July 17th - July 28th, 2017
Location: Students meet daily at the WVU Animal Science Farm on Stewartstown Road.
Cost: $106.00 - Transportation Coast
Registration Information: https://wvu.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=32120
Course Information: CRN: 52475
Capacity: 15

A&VS 462: SPTP Performance Horse Industry Tour (3cr)
This intensive course is designed to introduce students to the Performance Horse Industry. Trips will include visiting breeding farms, training facilities, breed association headquarters, equine veterinary clinics, horse shows, and more throughout WV.

Instructor: Crystal Smith
Contact: Robin Strader; rstrader@mail.wvu.edu (304)293-2874
Dates: 2018 dates TBA
Location: Around WV and Online.
Cost: Travel cost for lodging/travel expenses
PLUS WVU Tuition Cost & Fees
***2018 Travel Cost TBA***

FOR 293: WV Trees and Shrubs (3 CR)

This is an intensive, two-week course where students will learn how to identify common trees, shrubs, and woody vines of West Virginia. Lectures will focus on the life history (silvical) traits and distinctive characteristics of woody plants. Daily field excursions introduce students to the attributes used to identify seedlings, saplings, and mature plants. Included will be field trips to bottomland forests, high elevation red spruce and northern hardwood forests, as well as oak-hickory and cove hardwood forests more typical of the region. This course is designed for majors in the Division of Forestry and Natural Resources but is appropriate for anyone with an interest in tree identification.

Instructors: James Rentch & David McGill
Contact: Robin Strader; rstrader@mail.wvu.edu (304)293-2874
Dates: 2018 dates TBA
Location: Students meet daily at the WVU Animal Science Farm on Stewartstown Road.
Cost: Travel cost for lodging/travel expenses PLUS WVU Tuition Cost & Fees
***2018 Travel Cost TBA***

RPTR 293B: Expedition Planning and Leadership in Outdoor Education

This course will examine and practice principles of outdoor education to prepare students as experienced leaders for Adventure West Virginia, as well as further opportunities related to outdoor leadership. Preference will be given to students applying as return leaders for summer Orientation Trips.

Instructor: Patricia Chan and Marion McClure
Contact: Robin Strader; rstrader@mail.wvu.edu (304)293-2874
Dates: 2018 dates TBA
Location: Around WV
Cost: Travel cost for lodging/travel expenses PLUS WVU Tuition Cost & Fees
***2018 Travel Cost TBA***

WMAN 205: Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences Summer Camp (3credits)

Section with Fisheries Emphasis

This is a field-intensive, orientation course is field ecology and wildlife/fisheries sampling techniques. It is designed to immerse the beginning wildlife and fisheries professional in the art and science of collecting data on wildlife and fishes and their habitats.

Instructors: Kyle Hartman
Contact: Robin Strader; rstrader@mail.wvu.edu (304)293-2874
Date: 2018 dates TBA
Location: Jacksons Mills 4-H Campground, WV
Note: Food, lodging and transportation to/from Morgantown is included in the special course fee.
Cost: Travel cost for lodging/travel expenses PLUS WVU Tuition Cost & Fees
***2018 Travel Cost TBA***

WMAN 205: Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences Summer Camp (3credits)

Section with Wildlife Emphasis

This is a field-intensive, orientation course is field ecology and wildlife/fisheries sampling techniques. It is designed to immerse the beginning wildlife and fisheries professional in the art and science of collecting data on wildlife and fishes and their habitats.

Instructors: John Edwards
Contact: Robin Strader; rstrader@mail.wvu.edu (304)293-2874
Date: 2018 dates TBA
Note: Food, lodging and transportation to/from Morgantown is included in the special course fee.
Location: Chestnut Ridge Campground
Cost: Travel cost for lodging/travel expenses PLUS WVU Tuition Cost & Fees
***2018 Travel Cost TBA*** 

WMAN 314: Marine Ecology (3credits)

Study of key coastal species and their interactions. Self-paced lectures and exercises culminating with one-week capstone trip to Atlantic coast for hands-on study of invertebrates, coastal fishes and birds, and marine ecology.

Instructors: Kyle Hartman
Contact: Robin Strader; rstrader@mail.wvu.edu (304)293-2874
Dates: 2018 dates TBA
Location: TBA
Note: Food, lodging and transportation to/from Morgantown is included in the special course fee.
Cost: Travel cost for lodging/travel expenses PLUS WVU Tuition Cost & Fees
***2018 Travel Cost TBA***