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Natural History of the Channel Islands: Santa Rosa and Eastern Santa Cruz Islands

Natural History of the Channel Islands: Santa Rosa and Eastern Santa Cruz Islands

Course Number: BIOL X431.7

1.5 units

Explore the Scorpion Bay area of Santa Rosa and Santa Rosa Islands. Learn about their natural, cultural, and geologic history; endemic species that inhabit the islands; and the conservation challenges facing these islands. Potential sightings may include:

  • the Santa Cruz Island Fox
  • various pelagic bird species
  • local plants
  • whales and other cetaceans
  • a variety of fish
  • pinnipeds

You will also explore Painted Cave by boat, and learn about the natural history of a local resident: the Great White Shark.

Available Sections

Starting May 31

184CPD001

Starting May 31
184CPD001

Course Fees

$395

Instructor

Kurt Leuschner [ bio ]

close [x] Kurt Leuschner, M.S., Wildlife Ecology, Professor of Natural Resources, College of the Desert. His specialties include ornithology, entomology and desert ecology, and he has led hundreds of field trips both locally and as far afield as Africa. Mr. Leuschner also teaches natural history courses for the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service and conservation organizations.

Schedule:

Fri 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
May 31, 2019

Channel Island Field site Santa Rosa June 1 Santa Cruz scorpion June 2 Fri. 6-8 pm (May 31) , Sat. 7:15 am-6 pm (June 1) Sun. 7 am -4 pm (June 2) , Refund deadline May 23

Sat 7:15 am-6:00 pm
Jun 1, 2019

Channel Island Field site

Sun 7:00 am-4:00 pm
Jun 2, 2019

Channel Island Field site Santa Rosa June 1 Santa Cruz scorpion June 2

3 Meetings

Location:

Field Site

[ map ]

Section Notes:

Accommodations are the responsibility of the student. Includes cruises to Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa Islands. Refund deadline: May 23. Class times include boat transportation time.

 

 

Textbook:

No Textbook Required.

Prerequisites

Available Sections

Riverside

Section No.: 184CPD001

Dates: May 31, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Dates: Jun 1, 2019

Time: 7:15 am-6:00 pm

Dates: Jun 2, 2019

Time: 7:00 am-4:00 pm

Instructor: Kurt Leuschner

Textbook: No Textbook Required

Location: Field Site

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