The Tatoosh School is a nonprofit, university-level field school with a
beachfront base camp on Prince of Wales Island and lecture halls in the
towns, ocean, and forests of Alaska’s Inside Passage. It is the school’s
mission to foster first-hand learning about the ecology and environmental
policy of southern Southeast Alaska.
Rigorous academics focus on the development of a sense of place, a
passion for civic engagement and a sound knowledge of the Pacific coastal
ecoregion. You can earn up to 12 quarter units of credit and leave
empowered to explore your surroundings with wide-eyed curiosity and to
reach out as an active and informed citizen.
Students are field scientists and participate in several long-term
ecological research programs in collaboration with partners of the Tatoosh School.
Choose from 3 summer programs offered this year:
- 3-week Intensive I: May 17 – June 8, 2017
Community Ecology: Salmon, People, Place
- 6-week Summer Session: June 21 – August 3, 2017
The Core Session expedition includes two upper-division classes taken concurrently, one in ecology and a second in natural resource policy. These courses are:
– Aquatic & Terrestrial Ecology of Southeast Alaska
– Politics of Place: Southeast Alaska
- 3-week Intensive II: August 23 – September 14, 2017
Stewardship of Salmon Rivers