Greetings!

This Summer 2020 Bulletin includes:

Maddie Felts, the MSSE Assistant Director, coordinates summer campus course registration. She can be reached at madeline.felts@montana.edu or (406) 994-5679. 

We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. At this time courses are scheduled to run as planned. We will post any updates to summer courses should there be any unprecedented changes.

Summer Housing

The MSSE dorms for Summer 2020 will be located in Langford Hall. All standard rooms are $50 per night. This includes both single and double occupancy rooms. All rooms are subject to a 7% per night occupancy tax. Pets are not allowed in any campus housing. For more information visit montana.edu/cs/accommodations.html

To register for short-term housing please visit the Summer Housing Registration webpage. You will need to enter the code "msse2020" to make a reservation

For on-campus extended stay options you may contact Family and Graduate Housing at fgho@montana.edu or call (406) 994-3730 for more details. Space is very limited. Students will need to contact Family and Graduate housing directly for more information on housing options.

Other off-campus summer housing options are vacation rentals, hostel, extended-stay hotels and camping:

Air BNB Bozeman   

VRBO Bozeman

Bozeman Cottage

Bozeman Backpacker’s Hostel      

Homewood Suites by Hilton (Extended-stay)

Residence Inn Bozeman (Extended-stay)

Bear Canyon Campground   

Bozeman Hot Springs Campground

Cat Card

When you arrive on campus, you can pick-up your “CAT Card” (student ID) in the Hedges Complex room 31, below Miller Dining Hall. The CAT Card can be used to access the library and printing services. For more information visit montana.edu/catcard/students.html#get

Financial Aid

Questions regarding federal financial aid eligibility and completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be directed to the MSU Office of Financial Services at 406-994-2845. General financial aid information is available at montana.edu/wwwfa

Transportation

MSU does not have an airport shuttle service. Uber and Lyft serves the Bozeman area and might be a better alternative to a cab depending on current rates. All Valley Cab company can be reached at (406) 388-9999.

Streamline is a free bus serving the city of Bozeman, with several bus stops on the MSU campus.

Field Course Preparation

New for summer 2020, we are excited to announce that all students registered for field courses will be added to an online forum in Brightspace/D2L. This forum will include discussion areas for individual courses and details on how to best prepare. Students will be added to the forum after registration has taken place. If you have any questions about this new practice, please contact Maddie Felts at madeline.felts@montana.edu.

Capstone Symposium

Everyone is invited to attend the Twenty-second Annual Symposium in Science Education, June 29th - July 2nd 2020 in Jabs Hall, rooms 311 and 415. The symposium is open to the public and includes Capstone Project Presentations by the 2020 MSSE degree candidates. Capstone orientation for graduate candidates will be held June 29th, 7:30-8:30 am in the Jake Jabs Hall lobby.

The 2020 Graduation Reception is scheduled for the evening of Thursday, July 2nd at the Museum of the Rockies. This celebration is a social for all MSSE students, alumni, family, friends and faculty to honor graduates. A request for rsvp numbers from graduates will be sent out late spring.

Social Schedule

 Date                                  Time                   Place                               Activity

Tuesday, June 16

Tuesday, June 23

7:30-8:00 am

7:30-8:00 am

451 Reid Hall

451 Reid Hall

Question and Answer Sessions Come meet your peers and enjoy some coffee, juice and bagels

Monday, June 29

Thursday, July 2

7:30-8:30 am

TBA

Jake Jabs Hall Lobby

Museum of Rockies

Capstone Orientation

Graduation Reception

Tuesday, July 7

Tuesday, July 14

7:30-8:00 am

7:30-8:00 am

451 Reid Hall

451 Reid Hall

Question and Answer Sessions Come meet your peers and enjoy some coffee, juice and bagels

 

Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.  We look forward to seeing you this summer when you arrive on campus.  Be sure to stop by Reid Hall Room 451 to visit!

Dr. Greg Francis                                                          Dr. John Graves
Director                                                                        Associate Director

406-994-6625 francis@montana.edu                    406-994-1741 graves@montana.edu

Maddie Felts                                                               Holly Thompson
Assistant Director                                                     Program Officer

406-994-5679 madeline.felts@montana.edu     406-994-7485 msse@montana.edu


 

Welcome to Bozeman!

Home of Montana State University, Bozeman is located in the heart of the scenic Gallatin Valley and is renowned for its summer activities. Surrounded by four mountain ranges, thousands of acres of national forest, and hundreds of miles of blue ribbon trout streams, the area offers endless recreation opportunities such as:

  • Hiking & backpacking
  • Rock climbing
  • Mountain biking
  • Fly fishing
  • River rafting, kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boarding
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Photography
  • Yellowstone National Park

Bozeman’s climate reflects its mountain valley location. Summers are pleasant with warm days, cool nights, and an abundance of sunshine. City attractions include quaint shopping experiences, restaurants and coffeehouses, and museums.  Multiple city parks with picnic and playground areas, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, skateboard facilities and BMX bike park, several golf courses in the city and surrounding areas. bozeman.net

Campus Facilities

Campus Map

Parking Permits

You will need to purchase a permit if you plan to park a car on campus. Daily passes can be purchased for $7 per day and are available online, or at the University Police Department and Yellowstone Hall. montana.edu/parking

Hosaeus Fitness Center

Guest passes are available for $8 per day or $10 per week (MSU Student) and $22 per week (Non-Student). montana.edu/getfit 

MSU Recreation Center

A social gathering place, bowling, billiards, foosball, videos, tournaments, and classes. Located in the MSU Strand Union Building. montana.edu/subrec

Outdoor Recreation

ASMSU’s Outdoor Recreation Program (406-994-3621) offers equipment rentals, coordinated group outings, an outdoor resource center. Students and their families are eligible to rent equipment. Rafts, canoes, paddleboards, tents, bicycles and other outdoor gear are available. Rates are based on half-day, daily, or weekends. Maps, magazines, trail guides, and informational materials are available. This is a great option for equipment rentals for your summer field courses. montana.edu/outdoorrecreation

Community Services and Activities

Explore Rentals

You can also rent gear and camping vehicles if you want to plan a trip. They are located near the airport and specialize in any item you might need for your Montana stay. They even rent bear spray! explore-rentals.com

Bozeman City Bus Service

Streamline Bus Company moves people around Bozeman or the Gallatin valley quickly and conveniently and best of all, riding on Streamline is free. Routes stretch from the MSU campus to downtown and surrounding communities. Brochures are available at the “ASK US” Information Center in the MSU Strand Union Building. streamlinebus.com

Museum of the Rockies

The world-renowned Museum of Rockies features one of the finest paleontology collections in North America. The museum offers 2- Day and week-long summer camps for children, grades 1st through 5th. Camp activities will focus on paleontology, astronomy and space. The museum also has a discovery center for younger children ranging in age from infant to 6 years. museumoftherockies.org

Children’s Museum of Bozeman

A great place for little ones to play and learn. The museum is open Monday to Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. cmbozeman.org

Bozeman Recreation Department

This Bozeman Recreation Department offers a variety of programs, special events and recreation classes such as soccer, cooking, Castles & Knights, basketball, canoeing and Kayaking, Nature Discovery, Outdoor Adventure Skills and more.  Also find information on The Bozeman Swim Center and Bogert Pool. bozeman.net

Gallatin Valley YMCA

Much more than just a gym, the Gallatin Valley YMCA offers a wide array of programs enabling people of all ages to connect, learn, live healthily and have fun. Check out the summer program guide for the little ones. From youth sports to yoga, pre-school classes to parent's night out, FREE family events to fun after-school programs, the Y offers something for everyone.  gallatinvalleyymca.org

Bozeman Public Parks

The city is loaded with wonderful public parks. For more information check out: explorebozeman.com/bozeman-parks

Shakespeare in the Parks

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks is a theatrical group presenting live, professional theatre productions in the MSU Park. shakespeareintheparks.org

Music Events

Music on Main occurs every Thursday evening, July – mid August, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Downtown Bozeman comes alive by featuring a different musical group from an eclectic range of talent. Local restaurants and food vendors join the festival by providing an assortment of dinner options, drinks, and treats.

Farmers Markets 

Bogert Farmers Market is held every Tuesday evening 5-8 pm. Locally grown produce, arts, crafts, music, food, family activities and more are featured at Bogert Park off South Church Avenue.
 
Every Saturday morning from 9 am to noon (June-September) at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds, join the public and enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables, baked goods, arts and crafts.

Downtown Art Walk

The second Friday of the month from June through August from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, stroll downtown while the art galleries and shops stay open late to showcase featured artists.

Bozeman Bowl

Open every day from 9:00 am until late. Located at 414 E Babcock Street. Call 406.586.5018 for more information.

Gallatin County Fair Grounds

The Big Sky Country Fair, formally Gallatin County Fair, runs July 15th - 19th. The 5 day event includes: The Bozeman Roundup Ranch Rodeo, Dog Dock Diving, Pig Wrestling, Mutton Bustin, Arts & Crafts Shows, Livestock Shows, and classic fair cuisine. 406statefair.com

Spire Climbing Center

An 18,000+ square foot state of the art roped climbing center for youths and adults. spireclimbingcenter.com

Websites for Outdoor Activities

Gallatin National Forest

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Bozeman Chamber of Commerce

Information on the Bozeman area activities including backpacking, horseback riding, fly fishing, golfing, shopping, hiking, biking, and Yellowstone National Park information: bozemanchamber.com

Bozeman Area July 4th Events

Watch the fireworks at the Bozeman Fairgrounds. Starting at 9:00 pm, head to the fairgrounds for food and music, and then watch one of the largest firework displays in Montana at dusk. Another favorite spot to watch the fireworks is on top of Peet’s Hill/Burke Park.

The Livingston Roundup Rodeo begins on July 2nd and runs through the 4th.  This 3 day festival kicks off with a parade down Main Street. Professionals and amateurs from around the country gather for the rodeo and compete. For rodeo ticket information, visit: livingstonroundup.com

Big Sky's Music in the Mountains: Free July 4th events (music, vendors, and fireworks) at Center Stage at Town Center Park in Big Sky. Event begins at 6pm at the Center state at Town Center Park.  For more information: bigskyarts.org

Area Hot Springs

Bozeman Hot Springs 

Chico Hot Springs

Norris Hot Springs

Yellowstone National Park

Only a 1 1/2 hour drive from Bozeman, a day trip to Yellowstone is an unforgettable activity when visiting the area. Find all the information you need here: nps.gov/yell

Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center

A wildlife park and educational facility located in West Yellowstone. The center allows you to observe Grizzlies playing in a waterfall, fishing in their ponds, and see the social structure of two wolf packs. grizzlydiscoveryctr.org

Local Hiking Trails

Find information about beautiful day hikes and other local recreation through the Outside Bozeman: outsidebozeman.com/places/trails

Missouri Headwaters State Park

Visit the confluence of the Jefferson, Gallatin, and Madison Rivers that come together to start the great Missouri River. Find information on Lewis & Clark Caverns, Buffalo Jump State Park and much more. stateparks.mt.gov/missouri-headwaters


 

Summer 2020 Campus Course List

 

BIOE 520 Understanding & Managing Animal Biodiversity in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

BIOE 523 Wildlife Ecology of the Northern Rocky Mountains

BIOE 593 Alpine Ecology

BIOE 596 Land Use Issues in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

BIOE 597 Ecology of Trout Streams

CHMY 506 Integrating Computers in Lab Instruction

CHMY 594 Science Lab Safety and Risk Management

CSCI 582 Computer Science in the Classroom: The Joy and Beauty of Data

EELE 508 Solar Cell Basics for Science Teachers

ERTH 516 Northern Rocky Mountain Geology

ERTH 594 Geology Seminar: Geology of Earthquakes

ERTH 596 Geology of Glacier National Park

GEO 521 Dinosaur Paleontology I

GEO 585 Mineralogy for Teachers

LRES 557 Thermal Biology in Yellowstone Park

LRES 569 Ecology of Invasive Plants in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

LRES 586 Lake Ecology

MSSE 508 Statistics Bootcamp for Capstone Projects

MSSE 575 Professional Capstone Paper and Symposium in Science Education

PHSX 585 Physics by Inquiry: Electric Circuits

PHSX 586 Physics by Inquiry: Heat and Tempurature

PHSX 595 Teaching Mechanics Using Research-based Curriculum 

PSPP 548 Flowering Plants of the Northern Rocky Mountains

PSPP 549 Plants, People, Health

Summer 2020 Campus Course Information

*Course meeting times and locations subject to change.

June 15-19, 2020

BIOE 520 Understanding & Managing Animal Biodiversity in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (2 cr)

Class: M 8:30 am to 12 Noon; Lunch break; Afternoon Field Trip 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Location: Lewis Hall, Room 304
Field Trips: TWRF 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Instructor: Dr. Jay Rotella, MSU Ecology Department
Textbook Requirement: Materials provided by instructor.
Physical Fitness Requirement: Field trips require walking up to 2 miles on moderate slopes on established trails.

PSPP 549 Plants, People, Health (2 cr)

Class: MTWRF 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Lewis Hall, Room 307
Field Trips:  T 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Instructor: Robyn Klein, MSU Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology Department
The following book is recommended: James Green, The Herbal Medicine-Maker’s Handbook: A Home ManualClarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony. ISBN-13: 978089594990   

June 22-26, 2020

PHSX 595 Teaching Mechanics (2 cr)

Class: MTWRF 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:  AJM Johnson Hall, Room TBD
Field Trips: None
Instructor: Greg Francis, MSU Physics Department
Textbook: Materials provided by Instructor

PSPP 548 Flowering Plants of the Northern Rocky Mountains (2 cr)

Class:  MT 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Field Trips: WRF 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Location:  Lewis Hall, Room 306
Instructor: Robyn Klein, MSU Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology Department
Textbook Requirement: Plant Identification Terminology: An Illustrated Glossary (Harris) ISBN #: 978-0964022164
Physical Fitness Requirement: Field trips require walking up to 2 miles on moderate slopes.

June 22-27, 2020

GEO 521 Dinosaur Paleontology I (2 cr)

Class: MTWRFS Depart Monday 8:00 am for Field Camp at Makoshika State Park and return Saturday evening.
Location: Meet van at MSU Strand Union Building, South Entrance
Instructor: Dr. Dan Lawver, MSU Earth Sciences Department
Textbook Requirement: Materials provided by instructor.
Facilities: Individual cabins that are rustic but completely furnished and accommodate 4-6 students, a lodge where meals will be provided, and a separate shower house with toilet facilities. Students should bring a sleeping bag or other bedding and personal items such as towels, showers shoes, etc. Space for tent camping is also available. Special dietary requirements should be noted on the registration form.  Students should have appropriate hiking boots and be prepared for rain and cool weather.  Additional required items include backpack, field notebook and pencils, and water containers (3-4 liters total capacity).
Physical fitness requirements: The course requires moderate to strenuous outdoor physical activity.  Students are expected to walk several miles, at a reasonable pace in order to keep up with the group, often in relatively steep terrain without established hiking trails. Temperatures are often in the 90º F range. Please contact the MSSE office before signing up for the class if you have concerns about the required physical fitness level and your ability to meet these requirements.

June 27, 2020

MSSE 508 Statistics Bootcamp for Capstone Projects (1 cr)

Class: Sat 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Jabs Hall 311
Field Trips: None
Instructor: Dr. Terrill Paterson, Department of Ecology, MSU Bozeman and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Textbook Requirement: Materials provided by instructor

June 29 - July 2, 2020

BIOE 596 Land Use Issues in Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (2 cr)

(Symposium presenters cannot take this course)
Class: M 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: Gaines Hall 144
Field Trips: M 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, TWR 8:00 am- 6:00 pm
Instructor: Dr. Jerry Johnson, MSU Political Science and Ecology Departments
Textbook Requirement: Materials provided by instructor

CHMY 594 Science Lab Safety & Risk Management (1 cr)

Class: MTWR 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Chemistry and Biochemistry Building Room #3 (CHBCH #3)
Instructor: Dr. Steve Holmgren, MSU Chemistry Department
Textbook Requirement: Materials provided by instructor

MSSE 575 Professional Capstone Paper and Symposium in Science Education (3 cr)

(Graduate Candidates Only)
Class: MTWR 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Orientation: Jabs Hall Lobby
Presentations: Jabs Hall 311 & 415
Instructor: Dr. Greg Francis, MSSE Director
Textbook Requirement: None

July 6-10, 2020

BIOE 523 Wildlife Ecology of Northern Rocky Mountains (2 cr)

Class: M 8:00 am- 4:00 pm
Location: Lewis Hall, Room 407
Field Trips: Depart at 9:00 am Tuesday for 3 nights, return Friday by 4:00pm
Instructor: Dr. Dave Willey, MSU Ecology Department
Textbook Requirement: Materials provided by instructor.

Students are expected to provide the following minimum equipment for their camping needs:

  • One- or two-person, light-weight, non-bulky tent (no big, heavy “family” tents – we won’t have room for these); team up with another student to share a two-person tent if possible
  • Sleeping bag and pad (no bulky air mattresses)
  • Basic cooking equipment + utensils (team-up with another student) – no big Coleman stoves or lanterns (bring small, lightweight, back-packing equipment)
  • Minimal clothing for one week (layers for hot and cold weather)
  • Largest can available of bear “pepper-spray” (active ingredient = capsaicin)
  • Personal toiletries, sunglasses, hat, daypack, water bottle, sunscreen, camera, field notebook and pen, etc.
  • Food for 1 day (we will restock food supplies on a daily basis, or as needed)
  • Large coolers will be provided for perishable food.
Physical Fitness Requirements: The course requires moderate outdoor physical activity. Students are expected to walk several miles, often in relatively steep terrain without established hiking trails. Please contact the MSSE office before signing up for this class if you have concerns about the required physical fitness level and your ability to meet these requirements.
 

CSCI 582 Computer Science in the Classroom: The Joy and Beauty of Data (2 cr)

Class: MTWRF 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Barnard Hall, Room 259
Field Trips: None
Instructor: Hunter Lloyd, Computer Sciences
Textbook Requirement: Materials provided by instructor.

EELE 508 Solar Cell Basics for Science Teachers (2 cr)

Class: MTWRF 8:00 am- 5:00 pm
Location:  Cobleigh Hall, Room 632
Field Trips: None
Instructor: Dr. Todd Kaiser, MSU Electrical Engineering Department
Textbook Requirement: Materials provided by instructor.

LRES 557 Thermal Biology in Yellowstone Park (2 cr)

Class: MTWRF 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location:  Gaines Hall Room 243
Field Trip: Depart Monday afternoon; Return Wednesday between 6-8 pm (Tent camping)
Instructor: Dana Skorupa, MSU Center for Biofilm Engineering
Textbook Requirement: Students to purchase book from instructor ($20)
Students are expected to provide the following minimum equipment for their camping needs:
Sleeping bag and pad, personal toiletries, sunglasses, hat, daypack, water bottle, sunscreen, camera, field notebook and pen, etc. Clothing for hot and cold weather (warm hat and coat, shorts and sun hat). Good hiking shoes (no open toed shoes).
Physical fitness requirement: Field trips will require walking distances of up to 5 miles with moderate slopes at high elevation (7000 ft.) and will involve being in the field for the majority of the day. Weather may vary!
 

LRES 569 Ecology of Invasive Plants (2 cr)

Class:  MTWRF 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: ABB Hall Room 238 from 8:00 am to 11:00 am; ABB 234 from 12 pm to 5:00 pm
Field Trips: Daily
Instructor: Dr. Bruce Maxwell, MSU Land Resources and Environmental Science Department
Textbook Requirement: Materials provided by instructor.

PHSX 585 Physics by Inquiry: Electric Circuits (3 cr) (1st of 2 weeks)

Class: MTWRF 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: AJM Johnson Hall, Room 147
Instructor: Ben Spicer and Dr. Greg Francis, MSU Physics Department
Textbook Requirement: Physics by Inquiry, Volume 2  (McDermott and Shaffer) ISBN #: 978-0471144410 

PHSX 586 Physics by Inquiry: Heat and Temperature (3 cr) (1st of 2 weeks)

Class: MTWRF 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: AJM Johnson Hall, Room TBD
Instructor: Ken Taylor and Dr. Greg Francis, MSU Physics Department
Textbook Information: Physics by Inquiry, Volume 1  (McDermott and Shaffer) ISBN #: 978-0471144403 

July 13-17, 2020

BIOE 597 Ecology of Trout Streams (2 cr)

Class: MF 8:00 am -5:00 pm Location:  Lewis Hall 407
Instructor:  Lindsay Albertson & Tom McMahon, Department of Ecology
Field Trips: Monday afternoon, the class will depart for the Jack Creek preserve, returning Thursday evening.
Textbook Requirement: Materials provided by instructor.
Physical Fitness Requirement: Field Trips require moderate outdoor physical activity. Students are expected to walk up to 2 miles on moderate slopes, often without established hiking trails. Please contact the MSSE office before signing up for this class if you have concerns about the required physical fitness level and your ability to meet these requirements. Gear Requirement: Bear repellant provided by MSSE. Sleeping bag. Light, comfortable day pack. Comfortable, all-weather, shoes. Hip or chest waders, if you own a pair. Sandals/shoes for wet wading. Mid-weight fleece, wool pullover or sweater. Lightweight rain gear.

Sunglasses, hat, sun screen. High-energy snack food. 1-2 one liter water bottles or Camelback style bladder. Field notebook and pencils.  Personal toiletry (including soap and towel), first aid kit containing medications.

ERTH 516 Northern Rocky Mountain Geology (2 cr)

Class:  MTWRF 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; Daily field trips, departure 8:00 am.
Location: Meet van at MSU Strand Union Building, south entrance
Instructor: Dr. Dave Lageson, MSU Earth Sciences Department
Textbook Required:  Materials provided by instructor
Physical fitness requirements:  In order to study the geology of southwest Montana in the field, this course will involve moderate outdoor physical activity. Many of our stops will be at outcrops by the side of the road (involving very little hiking), but in some instances we will need to hike in order to visit key outcrops and/or make key geologic observations. Most hikes will be fairly short (less than 5 miles) and on reasonably well developed trails, but off-trail hiking may also be necessary. Furthermore, the hiking terrain may be steep and rocky at times; Elevations will range from 5,000 to 9,000+ ft. Interested students should contact Maddie in the MSSE office to register for the course and to communicate their ability to meet the physical fitness requirements for the course. Please email Maddie at madeline.felts@montana.edu

PHSX 585 Physics by Inquiry: Electric Circuits (3 cr) (2nd Week)

Class: MTWRF 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: AJM Johnson Hall, Room 147
Instructor: Ben Spicer and Dr. Greg Francis, MSU Physics Department
Textbook Requirement: Physics by Inquiry, Volume 2  (McDermott and Shaffer) ISBN #: 978-0471144410

PHSX 586 Physics by Inquiry: Heat and Temperature (3 cr) (2nd Week)

Class: MTWRF 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: AJM Johnson Hall, Room TBD
Instructor: Ken Taylor and Dr. Greg Francis, MSU Physics Department
Textbook Information: Physics by Inquiry, Volume 1  (McDermott and Shaffer) ISBN #: 978-0471144403 

July 18, 2020

ERTH 594 Geology Seminar: Geology of Earthquakes (1 cr)

Class:  Sat 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Meet van at MSU Strand Union Building, South Entrance
Instructor: Dave Lageson, MSU Earth Science Department
The course will feature a daylong trip to the famous Hebgen Lake earthquake site in the southern Madison Range. Hiking shoes, pay pack, lunch, water bottle, jacket and/or rain gear, field notebook (and pens), and personal items for a day-long field trip are all required. 

July 19, 2020

GEO 585 Mineralogy for Teachers (1cr)

Class:  Sun 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Gaines Hall 143
Instructor: Dr. Dave Lageson, MSU Earth Science Department
Textbook Requirement: Materials provided by instructor.

July 19-24, 2020

ERTH 596 Geology of Glacier National Park (2 cr)

Class: SuMTWRF
Location: Meet van at MSU Strand Union Building, south entrance
Field trip: Depart Sunday morning for Glacier National Park, return Friday mid-day.
Instructor: Dr. Callan Bentley, Assistant Professor of Geology, NVCC
Textbook requirement:  Materials provided by instructor
Physical fitness requirements: In order to study the field geology of Glacier National Park, this course will involve very strenuous outdoor physical activity. Students are expected to hike several miles at high elevations in rough, rocky, mountainous terrain in order to accomplish course goals, namely hands-on field experience with geologic observations and interpretations.
Please contact the MSSE Office before signing up for this class if you have concerns about the required physical fitness level and your ability to meet the expectations of this course. If you require an accommodation because of a disability, please contact the MSSE Office.

July 20-24, 2020

BIOE 593 Alpine Ecology (2 cr)

Field Trip: M-F Depart 6:00 am – Return Friday pm. Overnight stay in an alpine setting. (Prior to start of course, instructor will provide information regarding meeting and departure times on D2L)
Location: Monday 6:00 am meet van at MSU Strand Union Building, South Entrance.
Instructor: Dr. John Winnie, MSU Ecology Department
Textbook Information: Course materials provided by instructor online in D2L by June 15.
Physical Requirements: Field days will be long (up to 10 hours) and sometimes strenuous. Students must be prepared to spend the better part of 5 days hiking and doing fieldwork in rugged terrain at high elevations (7000 to 9000’+). Those coming from low elevation areas are encouraged to arrive 7 to 10 days early and spend that time at or above 5000’ to acclimatize before class begins. (Most of Yellowstone Park is above 6000’.)
Students must carry and know how to use, the following field gear: A loud whistle, day pack, bear repellant, all-weather hiking boots (above the ankle, no tennis shoes), light weight rain gear, mid weight fleece/wool pullover/or sweater, hat, sun screen (UV radiation at high elevation is much more intense than at sea level), high energy snack food and a lunch to keep you going for a full day in the field (All food should be double-bagged in zipper-style bags), 1 or 2 1L water bottles or a Camel-back style bladder with drinking hose, first aid kit, headlamp or flashlight with spare batteries, binoculars, field notebook and pencils (Rite- in-the-Rain, or similar notebooks are best), compass, and if you have one, a GPS. Personal toiletry and first aid kit containing any necessary medications. Equipment can be rented at the Outdoor Recreation Program on campus.
If you have a medical condition that could present as an emergency in the field, you must notify the MSSE program before signing up for this class. We will be in a remote area with unreliable cell service, so emergency services will be delayed. 

CHMY 506 Integrating Computers in Chemistry Lab Instruction

Class: MTWRF 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
Location: Gains Hall 243
Field Trips: None
Instructor: Candace Goodman, MSU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Textbook Requirement: Materials provided by instructor.

LRES 586 Lake Ecology (2 cr)

Class: MTWRF 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: ABB 238
Field Trip:  Tuesday & Wednesday
Instructors: Stephanie McGinnis, MSU Land Resources and Environmental Science Department
Textbook Requirement: Materials provided by instructor.
The course will feature a day trip to Yellowstone National Park Tuesday and Hyalite Reservoir on Wednesday. Participants should anticipate some short treks and be prepared for any type of weather while in the field.

 


 

Where to eat while in Bozeman…. 

Restaurants in the Historic Downtown Area

14 North- 14 N. Church Ave.                                                           Montana Ale Works - 611 E. Main St.

Backcountry Burger Bar – 125 W. Main St.                                   Naked Noodle - 27 S. Wilson Ave.

Blackbird – 140 E. Main St.                                                              Nova Café – 312 E. Main St.

Burger Bob’s – 39 W. Main St.                                                        Open Range- 241 E. Main St.

Cateye Café – 23 N. Tracy Ave.                                                       Pita Pit – 246 E. Main St.

Copper – 101 E. Main St.                                                                  Plonk – 29 E. Main St.

Dave’s Sushi - 115 N. Bozeman Ave.                                              Pour House – 15 N. Rouse Ave.

Emerson Grill – 207 W. Olive St.                                                     Rice- 140 E. Main St.

Feed Café – 1530 W. Main St.                                                          Seven Sushi – 113 E. Oak St.

Fire Artisan Pizza - 303 E. Main St.                                                  Shine - 451 E. Main St.

Five on Black - 242 E. Main St.                                                         Starky’s – 24 N. Tracy Ave.

Fresco Café – 317 E. Mendenhall St.                                               Sweet Chili Asian Bistro – 101 E. Main St.

Little Star Diner - 548 E. Babcock                                                    Tacos Del Sol- 17 S. Tracy Ave.

MacKenzie River Pizza – 232 E. Main St.                                        Taproom – 101 N. Rouse Ave.

Map Brewing – 510 Manley Rd.                                                      Ted’s Montana Grill – 105 W. Main St.

Restaurants within Walking Distance of Campus

Bridger Brewing Company- 1609 S. 11th Ave.                                           Sola Café – 290 W. Kagy Blvd.

Columbo’s Pizza and Pasta – 1003 W. College St.                                     South 9th  Bistro – 721 S. 9th

Jimmy John’s - 1216 West Lincoln Street                                                    Storm Castle Café - 5 Tai Ln.

Pickle Barrel- 809 W. College St.                                                                  Taco Montes – 815 W. College St.

 

Grocery Stores near MSU Campus

Community Food Co-Op – 908 W. Main St.                                                 Rosauers – W. Main St. across from Gallatin Mall

Heeb’s East Main Grocery – 544 E. Main St.                                                Safeway - 901 W. Main St.

Joe’s Parkway Market – 903 W. College St.                                                  Town & Country Foods – 1611 S. 11th