Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences

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Scholarships available for ENVS Baja class

ENVS's popular Natural History of Baja California class will be offered in Winter quarter 2017, and now there will be scholarship assistance for students with documented financial need. The ESS department and the College of Arts and Sciences can offer up to 4 students awards of $500-$1000 to help with the study abroad fees for the class, which amount to $1600 plus airfare.

The course format features winter quarter lectures on the taxonomy of marine and terrestrial organisms, the ecology of desert and coastal ecosystems, and the biogeography of Baja California--followed by a spectacular 10-day immersion trip over spring break, in which students hike, kayak, and snorkel to discover the region’s natural wonders. Course fees cover transportation, gear, and meals during the trip.

Admission to the course is by application only, available here and due by October 14. The financial aid process will be separate and details on how to apply will be forthcoming in the week of October 10. For more information, email course instructor Virginia Matzek,