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  1. Summer Program in Field Biology through The University of Texas at San Antonio

  2. May 26-June 19, 2009 Explore the Flora and Fauna of West Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona

  3. Informational Meetings Thursday Feb 5, 2009 4:00 PM BSB 3.03.02 or Friday Feb 6, 2009 4:00 PM BSB 3.03.02

  4. Summer Program in Field Biology The Field Biology SummerProgram is an intensive 3½ week course offered through the University of Texas at San Antonio. It is open to all current students of the University of Texas at San Antonio with more than 30 semester credit hours. There are no prerequisites. Undergraduate students will earn seven hours upper division biology credit and graduate students will earn six hours biology credit.

  5. Summer Program in Field Biology Undergraduate students will enroll in the following 3 courses for a total of 7 semester credit hours: Bio 4233 - Field Biology Bio 4241 - Field Biology Lab Bio 4043 - Desert Biology Graduate students will enroll in the following 2 courses for a total of 6 semester credit hours: Bio 6133 - Methods of Field Biology Bio 6213 - Advanced Ecology Students will be graded on a series of quizzes, plant and animal collections, and research reports.

  6. Frequently Asked Questions: How much does it cost? Students will pay theirnormal university tuition and fees for 7 hrs (undergraduate) or 6 hrs (graduate) credit. The estimated cost of books is $80. In addition, to cover the transportation and camping costs, a special fee of $450 will be assessed. Finally, the estimated cost of food and miscellaneous items is $400. How do we travel? Travel will be in vans, with gear being transported by a large rental truck.

  7. Frequently Asked Questions: Where do we stay? We will camp the entiretrip either on privates ranches, at state parks, at national parks, or in national forests. Showers and flush toilets may be available at some sites, but at times facilities may be more primitive . . . Students must providetents, sleeping bags, cooking utensils, and personal items. Approximately every 5-7 days we will stop to wash clothes and re-provision food items.

  8. FOR INFORMATION CONTACT • O.W. VAN AUKEN • oscar.vanauken@utsa.edu • STEPHANIE ELLIOTT • stephanie.elliott@utsa.edu • JANIS BUSH • janis.bush@utsa.edu

  9. What will you see? Amphibians and Reptiles

  10. Birds

  11. Mammals

  12. Plants

  13. Beautiful Scenery

  14. 2 7 6 5 3 4 1 1-Davis Mountains State Park, Fort Davis, Texas 2-Lake Roberts, Gila National Forest, New Mexico 3-Chiricahua Mountains, Coronado National Forest, Arizona 4-Madera Canyon, Coronado National Forest, Arizona 5-Saguaro National Park, Tucson, Arizona 6-Elephant Butte State Park, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico 7-Cloudcroft, Lincoln National Forest, New Mexico 2008 Travel Route – Over 2500 mi!