Explore how biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering intersect to inform urban ecologists on the ever evolving threats that face local environments.
Students with a passion for natural science, a love of the outdoors, and an interest in making a difference this summer will thrive in this adventurous pre-college program built for curious environmentalists!
Attending class in LMU’s new state-of-the-art, LEED-certified Life Sciences Building and guided by LMU’s Center for Urban Resilience (CURes), students enrolled in this engaging course will explore how biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering intersect to inform urban ecologists on the ever evolving threats that face local environments. This in-depth, two-week scientific adventure takes place amid the uniquely complex ecosystem of the Ballona Wetlands, a coastal estuary located just below the bluffs of LMU and the last remaining wetland in Los Angeles. In addition to their work in the classroom, students will experience the wetlands as a living laboratory, allowing them to observe local ecosystems while learning about the impact modern society has on them.
Through a series of lectures, hands-on lab work, and field trips, students will have a unique opportunity to take up the urban ecology lab coat, examine the interactions between natural and social systems, and learn how they can create positive change around the environmental challenges facing their local communities.
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Cost and Session Information
Session Dates: June 28, 2020 - July 11, 2020
The program cost includes tuition, room and board, extracurricular activities, course materials, and class field trips. It does not include transportation to and from the program itself, personal spending money or funds for laundry.