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A "mini-mester" term covering courses in both geology and kinesiology will be offered through Weatherford College in May.
A "mini-mester" term covering courses in both geology and kinesiology will be offered through Weatherford College in May, and instructors Lori Gouge, Tim Poston and Dave Donnelly are ready to speak with prospective students. The first of its kind at WC, the mini course will allow the student to earn five credit hours in the two courses during an intensive nine-day term in which four days will be spent hiking and camping in Big Bend National Park and Davis Mountains State Park.Gouge said a list of prospective students is currently being taken, but cautions interested persons that this is "no walk in a city park. We need to be realistic," she said. "We are going to a location with extreme temperatures and rigorous hiking requirements. You may or may not get a chance to shower on any given day because of where we'll be - the wilderness."But for those students who can handle the weather and primitive conditions, the course offers an exciting opportunity to experience the outdoors and gain knowledge about the physical geology of the region while earning four hours in a lab science and one in a physical education or kinesiology course.Course dates are May 18-27, beginning with a series of on-campus lectures the 18th through the 21st. The group will then depart for Big Bend early on May 22 for four days in the mountains, the first night in Davis Mountains State Park and the rest in the Chisos Basin in Big Bend. Tuition for in-district students is $331; out-of-district, $461, and out-of-state, $691. Camping supplies, food and personal items are extra, as well as paid admission to the state parks.Registration begins April 20. Interested persons should contact Gouge at 817-598-6277 or
Marcos BarronClass of 2012