UAS’s BIOL 493, “Oceanographic Expedition” and PS 493, “Political Ecology Expedition” provide students with an interdisciplinary experience as a team member of a kayaking expedition, immersing students in the extraordinary natural wilderness of Southeast Alaska. While traveling and camping in one of Southeast Alaska’s most beautiful fjords, enrolled students will learn wilderness skills which will give them greater confidence in planning their own outdoor excursions. Students and instructors will also reflect on the changing nature of the Southeast Alaska natural environment, and humans’ relationship to nature.
- Refine your kayaking skills in the Alaskan wilderness;
- Earn 3 University of Alaska credits in PS (Political Science) 293 or 493 and develop an understanding of the environmental politics of Alaska, the United States and the global community;
- Earn 4 University of Alaska credits in BIOL 493, and use instrumentation to understand oceanographic processes and properties of SE Alaska fjords and coastal oceans.
Open by registration form through April 20
New to UAS? See instruction for enrollment under the “How to Enroll” tab.
Health & Safety
The best way to achieve a healthy and safe wilderness study is to inform yourself about basic health and safety issues before leaving for an expedition. You should: