May 26, 2019

UMPI to offer field biology lecture-laboratory course

PRESQUE ISLE — A field biology lecture and laboratory course will be offered by the University of Maine at Presque Isle beginning Monday, July 9.

The course, a three-week field study in systematic and evolutionary biology, will be held Monday through Saturday with lectures from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Afternoon field trips will be from 1 to 4 p.m. in Maine and New Brunswick. Two Saturday field trips will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Emphasis of the study will be on fossils and living flora of Maine. Field identification of ferns, conifers and flowering plants along with systematic and ecological concepts will be emphasized.

Because of the outdoor nature of this course, students should be in good physical condition, according to university officials.

A residential fee of $345, due on the first day of class, will be charged in addition to UMPI’s tuition and fees for boarding students. The residence fee will cover transportation, dormitory room and meal plan at the university.

Non-boarding students will be charged a laboratory fee of $35, due on the first day of class, in addition to the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s tuition and fees. The laboratory fee will cover transportation for the course, according to university officials.

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