Participants will travel from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Silverton, Colorado to observe a range of climate zones at various altitudes as well as agriculture and industrial operations. The team will stay near Durango, Colorado for the majority of the trip. There, participants will learn about local history, landscape ecology, hydrology, environmental education and environmental justice, systems thinking, forest and fire ecology, and landscapes of energy and extraction. For each focused site-based module, participants will be guided through exercises aimed at analyzing, mapping and representing the systems of interest. Field observations will become the basis for further synthesis in the classroom.
Silverton, CO (alt. 9,318 ft)
Scholarships that cover tuition, accommodations, local transport and group meals will be provided for all participants for the duration of the workshop. Participants should be prepared to cover the cost of their travel to Albuquerque, New Mexico and incidentals during the workshop. Participants will be asked to submit proof of health insurance in advance of the trip.
Participation in the Field Stations workshop also requires a $300 non-refundable deposit to secure your place. Participants seeking support with travel expenses may apply for a travel stipend. Please contact us directly at email@example.com to discuss scholarship options.
Participants should bring clothing and gear for a range of desert and mountain climates with hot days and cool nights. Closer to the date of the trip, we will send a packing list with suggested supplies and additional accommodations details.