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Imagine that you are sampling aquatic organisms in an ecosystem where the water is so clean you can actually drink it straight from the lake! Imagine you are writing your Nature Writing essay propped against a rock looking up a lake where the forest stretches unbroken for miles and you see no human sign, and hear no human sound! Imagine you satisfy your lab science requirement studying island biogeography on a 10-day canoe trip into the unfragmented wilderness of Ontario's Quetico Provincial Park. Imagine you are describing the evolving dynamics of your own group in your journal around a campfire, as wolves howl in the distance. Imagine you are taking a class at the Coe College Wilderness Field Station.

The Wilderness Field Station is a unique summer program of biological field study in the Superior National Forest in Northern Minnesota. All classes are very small and personal. All courses integrate lectures and laboratory investigation with frequent canoe outings.

2014 Undergradute Schedule and Deadlines

Session I begins June 14 and ends July 12
Session II begins July 12 and ends August 7

Application deadlines:
Early application, March 15, 2014
Regular deadline: April 28, 2014

You will receive notification of acceptance 1-2 weeks after submission.

If you have any questions about the programs
at the Wilderness Field Station,
please contact
Prof. Harlo Hadow
1220 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Phone (319) 399-8704
Fax (319) 399-8748

This could be the learning adventure of your life!

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