Alaska Wrangell Mountains Summer Field Studies Program

Wednesday, January 30th at 1:00pm
CSL 422

The Alaska Field Studies Program is seven weeks next summer, interdisciplinary with focus on ecosystems, geology, climate change, people & protected areas, dynamic landscapes, and outdoor leadership. Based at our institute in McCarthy at the toe of the Kennicott Glacier, the program includes wilderness travel with faculty in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. A collaboration between The Wrangell Mountains Center and The Evergreen State College, it grants 16 quarter/10 semester units of upper division undergraduate credit. Variations of the program have been running more than thirty years, with many students completing capstone projects for their majors in geology, ecology, land management and other fields.

Here is a unique Alaska field studies opportunity for undergraduate students looking for rigorous academics within a wilderness immersion experience.

The Alaska Wrangell Mountains Field Studies Program

 June 22 – August 9, 2019

 We are accepting applications for summer 2019 to our university-level Field Studies Program, and invite students at least one year into their undergraduate education to apply.
  • 7-week summer field course (earn 10 semester/16 quarter credits). Cost is $9,400 (scholarships available)
  • Based in the historic town of McCarthy, in the heart Wrangell St. Elias, largest national park in the US and a World Heritage Site
  • This interdisciplinary course focuses on the forces shaping the rapidly-changing landscape of the Wrangell Mountains and beyond, including geology, ecology, climate change, policy, land management, outdoor leadership, and history
  • Backpack across glaciers into alpine meadows and forested valleys, no previous experience required
  • Field research-intensive, with close mentoring by world-class faculty

This course is a joint offering of The Wrangell Mountains Center and The Evergreen State College

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