Intro to Environmental Science Class Goes Wild; Yellowstone Wild

Wells Jones with Elk Rack

The trip to Yellowstone was the highlight of my semester.It was an amazing blend of adventure, exploration, and learning. We gallivanted around beautiful country with wolves, elk, bison, coyotes, and eagles. This was the best field trip I have been on. -Wells Jones, CWC student

This past week Professor Jacki Klancher and students from her biology 1080 class – Intro to Environmental Science – left the classroom and went into the wilds to study the ecology of one of the world’s most intact ecosystems. See the photos of their amazing trip to Yellowstone in the winter below.

During their trek, students met with wildlife biologists and Park interpreters, and participated in a day of field research analyzing wolf behavior, and learning first-hand how to integrate their wilderness travel skills with scientific methodologies.

Photos provided by Jacki Klancher and Jaclyn Bly.

Bridge Building Contest Ends in Destruction!

Students in Professor Bill Finney’s class built bridges, and put them to the ultimate test.

The strength of each bridge was tested by adding scoops of sand to a bucket suspended from the center of each team’s bridge.The bridges were constructed out of balsa wood and carpenter’s wood glue and were limited to 100 grams in weight.

Collapsing under the weight of  51.15 kilograms (over 112 pounds) a winner was declared – team OmniShadow – who built a bridge which withstood 623 times its own weight!

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Behind the Scenes

Central Wyoming College students rehearse for the Theatre Department’s production of George Orwell’s 1984.

The play will be performed evenings October 17 and 18 at 7:30 PM and Matinees will be performed on October 18 and 19 at 2:30 PM. The performances will take place in the Robert A. Pack Art Center Theatre.

All photographs by CWC student Tina Arellanno!