Clayoquot Biosphere Immersion
(BIO 421e)


Plan now for a breath-taking, for-credit adventure in August 2010. Clayoquot Biosphere Immersion (BIO 421e) is an intensive 7-day, 4-credit course will be hosted at the Tofino Botanical Gardens field station ( on Vancouver Island.

The course includes exploration and analysis of the many unique ecological systems within and around the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve. A number of UFV instructors will be participating in this expedition, many of whom are specialists in the habitats we will be exploring.

We will utilize field sampling techniques to examine the inhabitants and functioning of such diverse systems as intertidal mudflats, rocky shores, and old-growth forests. In addition, you will become familiar with the biological and social implications, including from a First Nations perspective, of the UNESCO designation of a biosphere reserve.

You should be aware of the physically demanding nature of this experience and be adequately prepared. You will be expected to keep a detailed field journal, compile species lists, and produce a final report in order to earn credit.

Details Dates:    
August 8-15, 2010

Three 200-level Biology courses or permission of instructor

$1600, includes tuition, transportation, and all activities. Food is extra and there is a large, self-serve kitchen available for meal preparation.

Field Station


Interested? Call for additional details and/or let us know right away if we should add you to our list of prospective students for this course.

Dr. Allan Arndt
Instructor, Biology dept.
Tel: 1-888-504-7441 ext 4371



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