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Title   Offering Standing Credits Credits When F W S Su Description Preparatory Faculty Days Multiple Standings Start Quarters Open Quarters
Christopher Ertman and Rob Healy
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Day Su 13Summer Session I Interested in how people communicate in groups? The various ways groups solve problems? Do you enjoy challenges with elements of risk and supporting others in these situations? This training will give you the skills to facilitate group activities on a challenge course. All the facilitation skills—leadership, communication, planning, and group management—needed to lead group activities on a high and low ropes challenge course will be covered. All sessions will involve participation, lecture, discussion, and practical hands on application.The CCP1 (Challenge Course Practitioner Level 1) course will teach and instruct all facilitators by the standards and guidelines of the ACCT (Association of Challenge Course Technology).  Each class session will focus on different aspects involved within the daily operations of a challenge and ropes course.  Participants can expect to learn the history of experiential education; program and curriculum development for both large and small groups; technical skills for high, low, and portable low elements; group facilitation skills with emphasis on sequencing, frontloading, and debriefing of groups; equipment inspection; and more.This hands-on class will include lectures, workshops, and challenge activities both indoors and outside on the campus challenge course. Students will be expected to lead class members and give constructive feedback to peers. Mastery of the material will be assessed through both written and experiential tests that simulate actual scenarios.This site-specific training allows participants the option of volunteering or becoming an Evergreen State College Challenge Course Facilitator Level 1. Christopher Ertman Rob Healy Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Jeff Antonelis-Lapp and Lucia Harrison
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 12 Fall Mount Rainier, known locally as "the Mountain" or "Tahoma", dominates the landscape of the Puget Sound region and commands the attention, imagination and respect of its inhabitants. The relationship of people to the Mountain has varied widely: prized by Indigenous Peoples for a variety of activities; seen by European-American settlers as a potentially vast resource for timber and minerals; and visited as a wilderness and recreation destination for Puget Sound inhabitants and tourists from the world over.This 1-quarter program begins with a 3-day on-campus intensive that will provide instruction on keeping an illustrated field journal and thoroughly prepare students for a 9-day field trip to Mount Rainier National Park which immediately follows the orientation.  Students must be prepared for primitive campground conditions, sleeping in tents and preparing meals outdoors without electricity.  Students must also be fit for strenuous hikes and outdoor service learning work. Field trip activities will include studying the parks's natural history, hikes with and presentations by park service staff and conservation service learning.Once back on campus, we will place Mount Rainier in its historical context by studying the history of the National Park Service and Tahoma's precontact history that reaches back 8,000 years.  Each student will select a species of interest to create a thematic series of expressive drawings, conduct a scientific literature review, and write a creative nonfiction essay.  Drawing workshops will provide strategies for developing ideas visually and writing workshops will support all phases of the writing process.We will conclude the quarter with a week 10 4-day field trip returning to Mount Rainier (this time staying in cabins) during which students will share their species of interest portfolios. Jeff Antonelis-Lapp Lucia Harrison Tue Wed Thu Fri Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Jeff Antonelis-Lapp
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day W 13Winter The Nisqually River originates high on the southern slopes of Mount Rainier and courses its way to the lowlands, entering Puget Sound just east of Olympia. The only U.S. river that begins in a national park and ends in a national wildlife refuge, it flows through a military base, an Indian reservation, public and private lands en route to its estuary at the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.We will study the Nisqually River watershed in multiple contexts, including: the river's natural history, with a focus on learning 50 birds common to the watershed; the river's human history from precontact times to the present; the contemporary partnerships and projects that make the Nisqually River Council an international model of collaboration in watershed restoration and stewardship; and issues the river and local inhabitants face that relate to climate change. We will also partner with local schools, learning how students are engaged in watershed stewardship and assist them in conducting water quality monitoring tests throughout the watershed.A four-day field trip that includes a one-day float trip will introduce students to the upper reaches of the river and ongoing restoration projects on the middle sections of the river. Additional one-day field trips will allow students to study the watershed's birds in the field and learn about restoration efforts at the river's estuary. Students will also create and lead lessons that teach about some of the watershed's bird life. All students in the program will be required to participate in the Green Congress on Friday March, 22 (the final day of evaluation week) during which Evergreen will host 400 elementary school students for a day of Nisqually River watershed presentations and workshops. Jeff Antonelis-Lapp Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Jeff Antonelis-Lapp
  SOS FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day S 13Spring This program is intended for students wishing to dig deep as environmental educators, natural historians or in a related field. Students will work independently or in small teams, with faculty support, to develop a course of study or complete a prearranged internship. Students will propose, undertake and evaluate a quarter-long project that may draw widely from the fields of environmental education (in either formal or nonformal settings), natural history (including field work, journaling and writing), place-based education, sustainability studies, outdoor leadership or related fields. A few sample project ideas include internships with local environmental education organizations, Evergreen's (TOP), or Wildlife Department field work at Joint Base Lewis McChord. Although students are encouraged to design their own projects, a list of potential projects and internships will be posted on the program moodle site prior to week one. There are no special expenses associated with the program, but students should consider their transportation needs in planning internships.   During week one, students will use a process similar to Evergreen's independent learning contracts to propose and plan their projects. Thereafter, weekly seminars and workshops will support student project work. Students will be expected to participate in all program activities, give regular project updates, receive feedback from and give feedback to their peers and submit weekly progress reports. Students will present their work during a week ten symposium at the end of spring quarter that will aim to locate themes and trends to guide their future studies and/or work in the field.Students will be evaluated on their project proposal, weekly participation and progress reports, final presentation, symposium participation and self-evaluation of their own learning. Jeff Antonelis-Lapp Tue Tue Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring