IDIS W10 Wilderness Management and Leadership (MAY)

Basic information

  • Dates: May 24–June 13, 2021
  • Cost: $1785 (estimate)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this off-campus program has been suspended. The information on this page is available for reference and planning purposes, but may no longer be accurate. If and when Calvin is able to re-open this and other off-campus programs, information will be provided at the main Off-Campus Programs website. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Off-Campus Programs office.

In this course, we will explore the history of wilderness preservation in the United States and wilderness management in Yosemite National Park and surrounding national forests.

In the Wilderness Act of 1964, Congress defined wilderness as an area “where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.” In Christian terms, wilderness areas are sabbath areas where humans rest from their labors and trust in God’s providential care for creation. In this course, we will explore the history of wilderness preservation in the United States and wilderness management in Yosemite National Park and surrounding national forests. The class will meet on campus for the first week, followed by two weeks in the field. Time is split between wilderness backpacking and car camping.

The course is S/U, and students will be assessed based on quizzes, participation, journal reflections, and a presentation. Course Fee: $1785. May 24–June 13, 2021. R. Rooks, J. Skillen. Off Campus.

Cost

$1785 (estimate)

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Ryan Rooks

Ryan Rooks

Campus Recreation Coordinator, Teaching Staff
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