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  • SF State Sierra Nevada Field campus
    camera traps in the US and in SE Asia as teaching tools and to survey wildlife and search for endangered species His blog is about past adventures in the field and recent camera trap surveys in the western US Honorary Fellow California Academy of Sciences Scientist Emeritus Smithsonian National Zoological Park E William Bill Wilson Bill Wilson is a biologist with a MA in Mammalogy from CSU Chico He is an Emeritus Community College Instructor at Modesto Junior College Bill has taught high school science Renewable Energy and Computer Science for 37 years and has co authored two books on the Wildflowers and the Trees and Shrubs of Nevada and Placer counties He spent his childhood in the Sequoia Kings Canyon part of the the Sierra Nevada He is currently retired and lives and camera traps in the Grass Valley Nevada City area of the Sierra Nevada CLASS SCHEDULE Plan to arrive at the Sierra Nevada Field Campus on Sunday Introductions and orientation will take place that evening at 7 30 The class will begin at 7 30 AM on Monday Lectures and discussions will take place in the field or in the evening The class will end at noon

    Original URL path: http://www.sfsu.edu/~sierra/Course_Mammals.html (2016-02-13)
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  • SF State Sierra Nevada Field campus
    Our goal will be to understand how human perspectives on the natural environment are at the same time universal relative and mutually dependent No previous experience required INSTRUCTOR CLASS SCHEDULE To be determined SUPPLIES AND OTHER USEFUL ITEMS Field gear small notebook pen pencil sturdy shoes boots camera optional Camping gear warm sleeping bag flashlight camp chair bring your own tent or use tents with beds provided at the field

    Original URL path: http://www.sfsu.edu/~sierra/Course_Classics.html (2016-02-13)
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  • SF State Sierra Nevada Field campus
    represented by the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite For more information visit On the Trail Nature Journaling Class Schedule Please plan to arrive at the Sierra Nevada Field Campus on Sunday afternoon by 4 pm when we ll meet informally on the dining hall deck to get acquainted Class will formally begin at 9 am on Monday morning Demonstrations on how to render water scenes characteristic of each day s destination will take place both on campus and in the field Supplies and Other Useful Items Required Art Materials A light and portable field art kit is key to keeping a nature journaling practice alive I encourage students to purchase my Watercolor Field Kit so that we are all using similar materials It includes a palette with eight Daniel Smith watercolors specially chosen for their ability to mix together for a full range of colors a brush that holds its own water special pencils a white gel pen and a hardbound 5 1 4 X 8 1 4 landscape journal The kits will be available at the Field Campus when you arrive at my cost of 55 This saves you purchasing full tubes of paint and may also help you avoid individual shipping charges since many materials may not be available in your local art supply store If you prefer to make up your own kit here is a detailed list of materials 1 Watercolors Daniel Smith Please use these exact colors Otherwise they won t mix together properly If using Windsor Newton see parenthesis Quinacridone Pink Phthalo Blue GS Winsor Blue Green Shade Ultramarine Blue Hansa Yellow Winsor Lemon Burnt Umber Perylene Green Quinacridone Gold Shadow Violet a grey purple 2 Small Plastic Palette with Cover or clamshell approximate 4 X 8 closed 3 Pentel Aquash Waterbrush Large fine

    Original URL path: http://www.sfsu.edu/~sierra/Course_Way%20of%20Water.html (2016-02-13)
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  • SF State Sierra Nevada Field campus
    visitors to the region This will be a unique opportunity to get to know one special area intimately rather than driving all over to different sites Class Schedule Plan to arrive at the Sierra Nevada Field Campus on Sunday We will get acquainted that evening but the class will begin at 7 30 AM on Monday The week s activities will be flexible to take advantage of some of the best viewing opportunities but in general each day will be spent in the field with time to relax at lunch and returning to the field campus by dinner Lectures and discussions will be held informally in the field or in the evening Evening activities may include searching for owls Walks will be generally short but could range up to 5 miles over moderately rough terrain The class will end around noon on Friday Supplies and Other Useful Items Field gear binoculars spotting scope optional hand lens bug boxes or small jars optional butterfly net and pond dip net optional field guides headlamp Camping gear warm sleeping bag flashlight camp chair bring your own tent or use tents with beds provided at the field campus Clothing Days are warm even hot while evenings are quite cold close to freezing Clothing that can be layered for variable weather conditions is best T shirts and shorts are often perfect during the day with a wind jacket or raincoat as backup Long pants warmer shirts and sweaters with a coat are necessary in the evening Comfortable shoes sun hat wool hat and gloves are important Old sneakers or rubber boots and a swimsuit may come in handy while visiting marshes Miscellaneous day pack sunscreen insect repellant alarm clock water bottles plastic containers for packed lunches SUGGESTED READING Sierra Nevada Birds David Lukas Lukas Guides

    Original URL path: http://www.sfsu.edu/~sierra/Course_Nat_Hist_GLB.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Fly Fishing in the North Yuba Watershed
    your own and able to walk into any fly fishing shop to discuss one of the world s most exciting sports Instructor Trent Kirschner Trent Kirschner is a veteran Truckee fly fishing guide who at the age of ten picked up his first fly rod His passion for the sport has continued ever since He is a graduate of the highly regarded Clearwater Guide School and was brought back to the Clearwater program to guide and instruct before becoming a full time guide in Truckee Trent also acts as a senior guide and instructor for Matt Heron Fly Fishing a senior guide for Truckee River Outfitters and the fly fishing instructor for Tahoe Mountain Club Trent s knowledge and love for the art of fly fishing is infectious and he enjoys developing the skills of both beginner and experienced anglers When Trent is not on the river he can be found teaching science at Sierra Continuation High School Class Schedule Plan to arrive at the field station by 12 noon on Friday We will meet in the classroom from 1 2pm for introductions and a quick overview Then we will head out to do some casting before dinner After dinner we will meet in the classroom and discuss equipment and techniques Day 2 will be packed with more techniques casting and application Our final day will end at 2pm Supplies and Other Useful Items Class Supply List Valid California Fishing License 3 to 5 weight fly rod with floating line Wading staff Wading boots with aqua sole or felt Waders optional Nippers with retractor Hemostats with retractor Tippet 5X and 6X Leaders 7 5 feet 5X and 6X Dry fly dressing Dry Shake optional Net optional Split Shot no 1 or B size Strike Indicators Thingamabobber 1 inch Dry Flies

    Original URL path: http://www.sfsu.edu/~sierra/Course_Fly_Fishing.html (2016-02-13)
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  • SF State Sierra Nevada Field campus
    aspects of insect biology and give instruction on techniques for identifying collecting and preserving insects This should be a useful course for teachers or anyone interested in natural history No previous background in insect study is required Click here to view a partial list of butterflies and insects collected in this area Instructor John Hafernik Class Schedule Students should arrive Sunday evening but class starts 9 am Monday morning and finishes Friday noon Supplies and Other Useful Item EQUIPMENT Insect nets and other supplies will be provided If you wish to keep a collection of insects you will need to bring boxes about as deep as a standard cigar box and with a soft pinning bottom cork cardboard styrofoam etc for storing your insect specimens For those interested in purchasing entomological equipment I will have catalogues from various biological supply houses available for you to look at Camping gear warm sleeping bag flashlight camp chair bring your own tent or use tents with beds provided at the field campus Clothing Although days are generally warm or even hot at lower elevations be prepared for temperatures as low as freezing at night Variable weather clothing that may be layered is best Long pants and a long sleeved shirt warm sweater and jacket t shirt and shorts or skirt tennis shoes or hiking boots sun hat rain gear and a warm hat or gloves for cold weather or night activities Old sneakers rubber boots or hip waders may come in handy for marsh prowling Miscellaneous day pack sunscreen insect repellant alarm clock water bottles plastic containers for packed lunches TEXT Borror White 1970 A Field Guide to the Insects Peterson Field Guide Series Order at Amazon Also useful Powell Hogue 1979 California Insects Order at Amazon University of California Press The Peterson

    Original URL path: http://www.sfsu.edu/~sierra/Course_InsectBiology.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Perfecting Your Presentation: Fly Fishing in the North Yuba Watershed
    fly techniques while polishing our presentation for each Instructor Trent Kirschner Trent Kirschner is a veteran Truckee fly fishing guide who at the age of ten picked up his first fly rod His passion for the sport has continued ever since He is a graduate of the highly regarded Clearwater Guide School and was brought back to the Clearwater program to guide and instruct before becoming a full time guide in Truckee Trent also acts as a senior guide and instructor for Matt Heron Fly Fishing a senior guide for Truckee River Outfitters and the fly fishing instructor for Tahoe Mountain Club Trent s knowledge and love for the art of fly fishing is infectious and he enjoys developing the skills of both beginner and experienced anglers When Trent is not on the river he can be found teaching science at Sierra Continuation High School Class Schedule Plan to arrive at the field station by 12 noon on Friday We will meet in the classroom from 1 2pm for introductions and a quick overview Then we will head to the water to begin our reading water and technique instruction before dinner After dinner we will meet in the classroom and discuss technique choice Day 2 will be packed with more techniques casting and application Our final day will end at 2pm Supplies and Other Useful Items Class Supply List Valid California Fishing License 3 to 5 weight fly rod with floating line Wading staff Wading boots with aqua sole or felt Waders optional Nippers with retractor Hemostats with retractor Tippet 5X and 6X Leaders 7 5 feet 5X and 6X Dry fly dressing Dry Shake optional Net optional Split Shot no 1 or B size Strike Indicators Thingamabobber 1 inch Dry Flies Grasshoppers size 10 12 Elk Hair Caddis size

    Original URL path: http://www.sfsu.edu/~sierra/Course_Perfecting_Fly_Fishing.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Thinking Like a Naturalist
    exploration will provide the foundation of our work and will enable us to see more remember what we saw and make meaning of our experiences We will add to our naturalist toolkits through simple drawing techniques and writing exercises Evenings spent reflecting on the words and wisdom of inspiring naturalists will help us to create a community of wonderers and wanderers Enter ready to be amazed and leave ready to dive into the world and watch it open before you Class Schedule Plan to arrive at the Sierra Nevada Field Campus on Sunday We will get acquainted that evening but the class will begin at 7 30 AM on Monday The week s activities will be flexible to take advantage of some of the best viewing opportunities but in general each day will be spent in the field with time to relax at lunch and returning to the field campus by dinner Throughout the week we will learn tricks and techniques to help sketch birds flowers and more both in the field and in evening workshops Walks will be generally short but could range up to 3 miles over moderately rough terrain The class will end in the afternoon of Friday Supplies and Other Useful Items Drawing Equipment To see a list of equipment go to Jack s web site by clicking suggested equipment Field gear binoculars spotting scope optional hand lens bug boxes or small jars optional butterfly net and pond dip net optional field guides small millimeter inches ruler compas thermometer zipper pull keychain fob available at REI small retractable flexible measuring tape available at sewing stores bug box with built in magnifier shoulder bag for naturalist tool kit also available for sale during the class headlamp Camping gear warm sleeping bag flashlight camp chair bring your own

    Original URL path: http://www.sfsu.edu/~sierra/Course_Thinking_Naturalist.html (2016-02-13)
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