We are pleased to announce that we will be offering one of our most popular courses this spring semester 2012, BIOL 1999 “Natural History of the Big Island: HAWAII” for 4 credits. The class will meet once per week during the spring semester at a time convenient for all who are enrolled. You must be able to travel to Hawaii for field work from approximately March 14-23, 2012, and the estimated trip expenses are somewhere around $2,800 (maybe less depending on how many participants we have). No science background is necessary, just an eagerness to learn and good hiking shoes. This class also satisfies the science requirement for non-science majors.During our time on the Big Island, we will spend a day hiking Kilauea volcano, snorkel and dive the reefs, view the volcano via helicopter, go whale watching, hike the tropical rainforest, watch the sunset and stargaze from the observatories atop Mauna Kea (~14,000 ft) and enjoy an authentic luau, plus much more. Please contact Dr. Dale Utt at ext. 2042 or send an e-mail ASAP to for more information about this class. Enrollment is limited and competitive.