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RDC Brochure text for Ecology trip to Kenya 2010

RDC Ecological Studies in Kenya

April30-May28, 2010


BIOL 318 - Principles of Ecology

This 3-credit course transfers to the University of Alberta as BIOL 208 or the University of Calgary as BIOL 313.
Ecology is the scientific study of interactions between organisms and their environment in a hierarchy of levels of organization: individuals, population, communities and ecosystem. This course is designed to provide a comprehensive survey of general concepts that can stand alone or serve as preparation for advanced courses in ecology. The field experience emphasizes the collection, analysis and interpretation of data from ecological observations to illustrate and complement the lecture and discussions. Examples will be drawn from a broad range of organisms and systems, with an emphasis on Kenyan ecosystems.

The instructor is Dr. Ray Allan, who has a Ph.D. in Zoology, specializing in Ecology, and who received the Internationalizing the Teaching and Learning Practice Award of Distinction in 2006. This will be his 11th trip to teach in Kenya. Ray will be assisted by Shannon Brown, who instructs Biology at Red Deer College, and who also has experience in Kenya.


Olperr and the Maasai Centre are tented camps. Between two and three people will share large canvas tents (of standing height). Voi, and the Indian Ocean Coast are large guest houses. Beds and mattresses are provided; participants should bring their own light sleeping bag.

The Program

Available to both credit & non-credit participants


Participants require a valid passport until at least November 2010, a Kenya tourist visa valid for the total length of the stay, and immunizations. Forms and information on these requirements at the upcoming participant information session.

The Course Fee Includes:

The Course Fee Does Not Include:

To Register

Register for RDC Ecological Studies in Kenya (CRN # 1578) And BIOL 318 (CRN # 20)
In Person
The Registrarís Office, Red Deer College
By Mail
Continuing Education Registration
Red Deer College
PO Box 5005
Red Deer, AB T4N 5H5
By Fax
(403) 357-3663
Fee $8795
Deposit $1,200 due on registration
Balance $7595 due on Feb. 15, 2010

Fees and Cancellation Policy

The $1200 deposit is non-refundable. There is NO REFUND after Feb. 15, 2010.
Cancellation requests with full documentation must be made in writing. You will be expected to claim insurance if you cancel for medical reasons and Red Deer College will refund the balance of fees paid less a $100 processing fee.
If Red Deer College cancels the program you will receive a full refund.
Registration will be accepted after the deadline subject to availability.
For further information contact Jennifer Hartigh
Program Coordinator

Registration Form

Note this is to inform you of the information required on the 'real' form. Check with Jennifer Hartigh before using it in place of the form on the paper brochure
Legal Last Name
Legal First Name
Legal Middle Name
Permanent Mailing Address
Postal code
Res. Phone
Bus. Phone
Email Address
Date of Birth
RDC Student I.D.
Method of payment
_Mastercard _Visa _Amex _Cheque _Cash
Card #
Exp. Date
Name on Card