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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 22, 2011
Summer School in Alaskan Outback an Option for Students
This summer, College of the Canyons students will have the opportunity to earn transferable units in the awe-inspiring Alaskan outback during a six-day educational adventure from Fairbanks to Anchorage and places in between.
The educational travel program’s six-day, five-night trip will depart Sunday, July 10, and return Friday, July 15. Cost is approximately $3,100 and includes:
- Round-trip transportation
- Five nights hotel accommodations
- Daily breakfast and dinner
- A full-time tour guide
- Side trips to unique destinations and attractions
- Local sightseeing tours led by licensed guides
Students will have access to a variety of educational-enrichment opportunities designed to complement the COC credit courses Geology 106 (Geology of National Parks and Monuments) and Photography 140: (History of Photography).
All coursework associated with this trip is applicable to the college’s geology associate degree program. In addition, the Geology 106 course is CSU-transferable, and Photography 140 is UC-transferable. Students will be responsible for paying any registration fees associated with these courses, in addition to travel costs.
“Alaska is 375 million acres of pristine wilderness, 13 percent of which is preserved as National Parks,” said Vincent Devlahovich, chair and associate professor of the college’s geology/geography department. “There is no better place in the country to study photography and geology in a field setting. This will be an amazing educational experience you will never forget.”
Trip organizers will host information meetings about the trip at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, and 6 p.m. Monday, March 7, in Boykin Hall, Room 109, located on the college’s Valencia campus.
Deadline to register is Friday, March 18.
For more information about the College of the Canyons educational travel program’s summer trip to Alaska, contact Vincent Devlahovich at (661) 362-3658 or firstname.lastname@example.org.