Biology 98 and 250
Valley College is pleased to offer The Natural History of Peru, a course
that includes four informative class sessions at VVC, followed by an
11-day trip to Peru. This
course can be taken as Biology 98 (recommended for students who wish to
take course on a non-credit basis) or Biology 250 (recommended for biology
students who wish to earn three transferable units).
Pam MacKay, a specialist in botany and ecology, is the official VVC
instructor for this course. Dr.
Lisa Harvey, a human physiology expert and biology department chair at VVC,
will also participate. Holbrook
Educational Travel (our agent) recognizes other biologists as instructors,
including ornithologist Steve Myers, botanist Tim Thomas, and
herpetologist Mike Wilcox; all have taught as adjunct instructors at VVC.
David Pereksta, biologist/ornithologist with the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service will also instruct.
Each instructor is offering optional short research and learning
projects in their specialty areas. Students
who are taking the course for credit must participate in the research
projects, while those taking the course for non-credit may participate if
Peru Trip Itinerary