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2/3/2005 Linfield offers summer travel opportunities

McMINNVILLE – Four summer travel courses are being offered through the Linfield College Division of Continuing Education.

Trips are planned to Ecuador, France and, within Oregon, to the Cascades and Newport.

The Ecuadorian Amazon class travels June 4-19. Join Tom Love, ecological anthropologist and director of Environmental Studies at Linfield, to explore and learn more about the human and natural diversity of this globally significant ecosystem. Linfield is beginning an affiliation with the Universidad San Francisco in Quito with a focus on the sciences and environmental studies. The first week will be at the Tiputini Biodiversity Station bordering Yasuni National Park. The group will travel to the montane forest of the Andean east slope for the second week. $2,500 covers airfare, lodging and meals. Tuition for three credits is $690.

Explore the Valley of the French Kings and the City of Lights, July 9-19. Sylvain Frémaux will be tour director and instructor for two days in Paris and seven days in the Loire Valley. Explore cathedrals and museums and experience French food while learning history and culture. Estimated travel cost is $1,699 for lodging and most meals. Airfare and tuition are additional.

Fire History of the Cascades, led by Peter Schoonmaker June 21-26, will examine the science and politics guiding national fire policy. The class will use the 92,000 acre B and B Complex Fire that burned in the Deschutes and Willamette National Forests in the summer of 2003 as a case study. Class time will be spent in fieldwork and consultation with United States Forest Service staff. Accommodations will be at Monkey Face Ranch, overlooking the Crooked River and Smith Rock State Park.

Shoreline Ecology, led by Ned Knight, will meet on Linfield’s McMinnville campus June 25-26 and in Newport July 20-24. Participants will be introduced to different types of coastal environments and the organisms found in each.

Deadline for travel applications to Ecuador and France is Feb. 15. For more information, contact 503-883-2446 or

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