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OPP - Credit for Adventure

OPP - PEO 412 - Leading in Nature

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This course introduces students to the natural history of the region and develops teaching and interpretation skills. The focus is on gaining an understanding of the ecology of oak/savanna and coastal Cascades old growth ecosystems.

Course topics include: ecological concepts, teaching in the outdoors, natural history, and environmental interpretation. Emphasis is placed on using a taxanomic key to identify native trees and shrubs.

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