Great Animal Migrations

You don’t have to go on safari to see magnificent migrations. Extraordinary migrations happen throughout the United States and Texas, even in our own backyards. From birds to butterflies and whales to seals, this course examines how and why animals embark on these great migrations. DAY AND EVENING

Small bird flying toward flower

Each year, people go on safari to witness the mass migration of zebra, antelope and wildebeest across the savannas of Africa. Yet, there are many equally amazing migrations much closer to home, even in our own backyards. Hundreds of millions of birds migrate in and out of North America, some traveling from the tip of South America to Alaska. Huge “kaleidoscopes” of Monarch butterflies traverse North America from Mexico, often passing through Texas along the way. Thousands of salmon make the epic journey from headwaters in the northwest United States, returning to the very same river where they hatched years before. This course examines how and why birds, butterflies, dragonflies, whales, seals and other animals embark on these great migrations.

Details

Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
GHUM1651.F17.2 Glenn Olsen On-campus 1:30–3 p.m. Tuesday, September 26, 2017
GHUM1651.F17.1 Glenn Olsen On-campus 7–8:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Instructor: Glenn Olsen

Glenn Olsen has taught for Houston Audubon Society and formerly served as its vice president of education. He has also provided nature education for the Garden Club of Houston, the Katy Prairie Conservancy, the Master Naturalist Program and various gardening and nature organizations. Mr. Olsen consults with a variety of organizations on gardening, sustainable landscaping and other nature-related projects. He also periodically contributes articles to the Houston Chronicle. Mr. Olsen has completed the Master Gardener Program, the Master Naturalist Program and is past president of the Native Plant Society of Texas.

Term: Fall 2017

Start Date: Sept. 26, 2017

End Date: Nov. 07, 2017

Schedule: 1:30–3 p.m.

Length: Six Tuesdays (no class Oct. 10)

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $190

Early Registration: $180 if registering by Sept. 12 (Tuesday session)

Rice Alumni: $171

CEUs: 0.9

Note: This course is not currently accepting registrations. Please select VIEW CURRENT OFFERINGS to see similar classes offered by Personal Development.

Instructor: Glenn Olsen

Glenn Olsen has taught for Houston Audubon Society and formerly served as its vice president of education. He has also provided nature education for the Garden Club of Houston, the Katy Prairie Conservancy, the Master Naturalist Program and various gardening and nature organizations. Mr. Olsen consults with a variety of organizations on gardening, sustainable landscaping and other nature-related projects. He also periodically contributes articles to the Houston Chronicle. Mr. Olsen has completed the Master Gardener Program, the Master Naturalist Program and is past president of the Native Plant Society of Texas.

Term: Fall 2017

Start Date: Sept. 27, 2017

End Date: Nov. 08, 2017

Schedule: 7–8:30 p.m.

Length: Six Wednesdays (no class Oct. 11)

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $190

Early Registration: $180 if registering by Sept. 13 (Wednesday session)

Rice Alumni: $171

CEUs: 0.9

Note: This course is not currently accepting registrations. Please select VIEW CURRENT OFFERINGS to see similar classes offered by Personal Development.

+ Why animals migrate
+ How animals navigate
+ What great migrations occur in Texas and the United States
+ When and where you can witness these migrations
+ The dangers of migration
+ The future of the great migrations

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