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Glacial and Postglacial Landscapes of Southeast Alaska

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R. de Castro Portes

Course Long Title

Glacial and Postglacial Landscapes of Southeast Alaska


This course provides field-based learning experiences in a variety of southeast Alaska ecosystems. The Tongass National Forest is home to an extraordinary landscape diversity that offers an excellent natural laboratory to observe the interactions among geology, climate change, and soil development. This course includes visiting glaciated, riverine, lacustrine, and coastal systems where students observe how climate change and past and modern glaciers shape the earth surface. The course includes a community-engaged component with the Juneau community partners, school teachers, and K-12 students.

Writing Credit

No writing credit

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Offering Frequency

One-time offering