AB Students Studying with Faculty in Yellowstone National Park

PHILIPPI, W.Va. – For the past week, students and faculty from the College of Science, Technology, & Math at Alderson Broaddus University have been studying the field ecology and geology of Yellowstone National Park.

This four-credit class gives students both in and out of the classroom experience. The lecture component took place during the 2015 spring semester, and the lab component consists of a two week field experience in the Black Hills region, Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park, and Grand Tetons National Park. During the experiential component of the class, the five students and two faculty members will observe the areas in a regional context.

The goal of this course is for students to obtain hands-on experience while traveling and working in the field. The students will interact with professional geologists, ecologists, foresters, and national park personnel along with resource extraction professionals.

Check out some of their adventures below! For more information on the class or about the College of Science, Technology, & Math please contact Dean Ross Brittain at brittainra@ab.edu.