Mountain Education Opportunities

Earth Day E-Conference for Students and Others – there’s still time to register!

Event Summary:

Join us for a virtual conference on EarthDay (April 22) organized by Colorado State University and Boston University (USA), University of Derby (UK) La Molina University (Peru), and Monash University (Australia) and other institutions. We all teach students who were planning to engage in workshops and conferences this spring that were canceled; this event grew out of a desire to find a place for students to present and interact.

This event will take place on April 22 (Earth Day) from 12-3:30 pm MDT.  There will be a plenary session from 12-1 pm with the theme of “What’s Next?”  followed by student e-poster presentations from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm MDT.  Student presentations are 7 minutes long.

Submit Abstract and Register (note, you need to both register and submit an abstract if you want to speak or just register if you want to join).

Participation is FREE!

National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), Annapolis, Maryland

SESYNC’s Introduction to Spatial-Agent Based Modeling Short Course (Deadline April 20)

Course Summary: This 5-day short course will serve as an introduction to the theory and practice of spatially explicit agent-based modeling (ABM). You will learn the essential theoretical background and technical expertise needed to conceptualize, build, and analyze your first agent-based model. This course will guide you through the basic phases of the ABM research process: formulating a research question, specifying a model, creating a simulation, and interpreting the output. The course combines lectures with hands-on model-building sessions where you will build a model using NetLogo to acquire basic and intermediate programming skills. More advanced students are welcome to build a model in a programming language of their choice. This will be an intensive, week-long immersion in ABM concepts and methods with reading and short writing assignments each day, and a ‘final project’ consisting of a simple model and standardized documentation to be published in the OpenABM ( repository.

You can learn more here.

Rocky Mountain Science and Sustainability Network

Check out this experience for undergraduates at the CSU Mountain Campus and at Yellowstone National Park. Applications are due March 14!
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Mountains 101 (online course)
led by David Hik, University of Alberta

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Sustainable Mountain Development MSc (online)

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Mountain Books for Kids

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