Go my Sons and Daughters, buy yourselves stout shoes. Get away to the mountains, the valleys, the shores of the seas, the deserts and the deepest recesses of the Earth. In this way and no other, will you arrive at a knowledge of the true nature of things.     
              -Petrus Severinus

So much of who we are is where we have been.   
              -William Langewiesche

UAM Summer 2011

Sunset on the Big Island

Hawaii
Field Course

Offered by the

University of Arkansas at Monticello

 June 19 - June 26, 2011

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Join us for a spectacular week-long exploration of the Big Island of Hawaii. Fly in and out of Kona and stay in a top-notch resort within easy walking distance of shops and shore. Warm your feet in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, famed for Kilauea Volcano and its unending lava flows. Journey up Mauna Kea, tallest mountain in the world from base to summit, and probe the mysteries of the cosmos at the Onizuka Visitor Center for International Astronomy. Ponder ancient ruins at Pu'ukohola Helau and Kaloko Honokohau National Historical Parks. Plunge into tropical rain forests, walk on black sand beaches, encounter exotic plants and animals, and learn about real Hawaiian culture at Pu'uhonua Honaunau National Historical Park. Experience Hawaii's remarkable geology, biology, and history in depth—and earn graduate, undergraduate or  continuing education credit in the process.

COST:$1295.00 plus tuition ($360.00 per 3 hour undergraduate course, $540.00 per 3 hour graduate course) and airfare to Kona, Hawaii. This price covers ground transportation, lodging, meal allowance and entry fees. Non-Arkansas residents (except those from Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Tennessee) may have to pay an out-of-state fee of $465.00 per undergraduate course and $660.00 per graduate course. UAM does have a limited number of non-resident scholarships available to cover the out-of-state fee. The $1295.00 figure is based on estimates related to the cost of lodging, meals, mini-van rental fees, fuel costs, and entry fees. We are hoping to be able to reduce this cost, but during these unstable economic times it is hard to know what will be going on 6 months from now.

Undergraduates should check with the Financial Aid Office, Room 300, Harris Hall - 870-460-1050 about assistance.

                                            

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

BIOL 358V Natural History - 3 hours credit. Field course in biology of natural ecosystems.

ESCI 358V Natural History - 3 hours credit. Field course in geology.

GEOG 354V Field Course - 3 hours credit. Field course to selected region.

HIST 348V Field Course - 3 hours credit. Field course to selected historic sites.


GRADUATE COURSES

GSCI 5043 Advanced Geology - 3 hours credit. A survey of the materials of the Earth's crust and the processes and agents that modify them. Special consideration will be made to work within the guidelines of the Arkansas Curriculum Frameworks and the National Science Standards.

GSCI 519V Special Topics: Flora and Fauna of Hawaii - 3 hours credit. Identification and classification of the plants and animals of Hawaii. Special consideration will be made to work within the guidelines of the Arkansas Curriculum Frameworks and the National Science Standards.

GSCI 5263 Advanced Field Biology - 3 hours credit. Field survey of the plant and animal kingdoms emphasizing recognition and natural history of local flora and fauna. Special consideration will be made to work within the guidelines of the Arkansas Curriculum Frameworks and the National Science Standards.

GSCI 528V Special Topics in Advanced Science Teaching - 3 hours credit. Course designed to provide an integrated, thematic approach to the sciences. Special consideration will be made to work within the guidelines of the Arkansas Curriculum Frameworks and the National Science Standards.

GSCI 539V Special Topics: Geology of Hawaii - 3 hours credit. History of the Earth as interpreted by rocks and tectonic events will be explored. Special consideration will be made to work within the guidelines of the Arkansas Curriculum Frameworks and the National Science Standards.

GSCI 559V Field Geology - 3 hours credit. Field observations and methods of collecting data about the materials of the Earth's crust. Special consideration will be made to work within the guidelines of the Arkansas Curriculum Frameworks and the National Science Standards.

GEOG 5113 World Geography - 3 hours credit. Field survey of the physical, political, cultural and economic characteristics of Hawaii. Special consideration will be made to work within the guidelines of the Arkansas Curriculum Frameworks.

HIST 581V Field Study - 3 hours credit. Field survey of historic sites focusing on Hawaii. Special consideration will be made to work within the guidelines of the Arkansas Curriculum Frameworks.
 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Natural History of Hawaii – 3 units of continuing education.

FACULTY

Jim Edson (Ph.D. in Geology, Tulane University) has three years of teaching experience at the 6-12 grade level and thirty-four at the college level. He is a professor of geology and science teaching methods for elementary teachers at UAM. He is past-editor of the Arkansas Science Teachers Association newsletter, Science Lines. He is considered to be gneiss, but not to be taken for granite
 

ITINERARY

 

Only selected sites are listed in this brief itinerary. A more detailed itinerary will be provided later. Lodging will be two or three persons per room. Overland travel will be by vans.
 

June 19

Day:  1

Fly in to Kona, Hawaii. Organizational meeting around 8 p.m.

Sunday

Night:1

Kona Coast Resort, 78-6842 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI - 808-324-1721

June 20

Day:  2

Morning orientation - Afternoon snorkel cruise http://www.fair-wind.com/fair-wind-ii/kealakekua-snorkel-pm-snack

Monday

Night:2

Kona Coast Resort, 78-6842 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI - 808-324-1721

June 21

Day:  3

Morning - South Point State Park http://funhawaiitravel.com/southpointhawaii.html
Afternoon - Pu'uhonua o Honaunau NHP http://www.nps.gov/puho/index.htm

Tuesday

Night:3

Kona Coast Resort, 78-6842 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI - 808-324-1721

June 22

Day:  4

Volcano NP http://www.nps.gov/havo/index.htm

Wednesday

Night:4

Kona Coast Resort, 78-6842 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI - 808-324-1721

June 23

Day:  5

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden http://www.htbg.com/

Thursday

Night:5

Kona Coast Resort, 78-6842 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI - 808-324-1721

June 24

Day:  6

Pu`ukohola Heiau National Historic Site http://www.nps.gov/puhe/index.htm

Friday

Night:6

Kona Coast Resort, 78-6842 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI - 808-324-1721

June 25

Day:  7

Morning - Kailua Village Farmers' Market http://www.konafarmersmarket.com/
Afternoon - Lu'au
Evening - Mauna Kea Observatory - http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/info/vis/

Saturday

Night:7

Kona Coast Resort, 78-6842 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI - 808-324-1721

June 26

Day:  8

Fly Home

Sunday

Night:8

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