reening Ways         for earth-wise days
Find here various college and private schools connected to nature, earth, botanical, wilderness, etc.
UPDATES: 11/28/2017 minor changes to stale font in one area;  12/1/2014 SCHOOLS - NATURE, BIOLOGY, ETC. INDEX ACTIVIES: ONGOING MAJOR SERIES OR SYMPOSIUMSLectures, Symposiums COLLEGES Area colleges (two year and beyond): Fort Lewis College  San Juan College  Southwest Colorado Community College   Branch universities:  UNM (University of New Mexico)  NMSU (New Mexico State University)  NMHU (New Mexico Highlands University) ANTHROPOLOGY/ARCHAEOLOGY PROGRAMS BIOLOGY PROGRAMS BOTANY PROGRAMS ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS HERBARIUMS, PLANT LISTS/PHOTOS AND RESOURCES, SEED BANKS/COMPANIES HORTICULTURE PROGRAMS AND XERISCAPING SOLAR, WIND, RENEWABLE ENERGY TRAINING WILDERNESS AND OUTDOOR SCHOOLS ACTIVIES: ONGOING MAJOR LECTURE SERIES OR SYMPOSIUMS  Fort Lewis College Center of Southwest Studies Currently in 2014: Wilderness Series. Museum, Library, Lyceum for lectures., etc.  The building complex on the north side of campus houses academia departments like Anthropology/Archaeology and Environmental Studies, and a separate (but adjoining by way of a breeze- way) music theater with a programmed series of diverse musical performances.    The lyceum and museum focus on various themes of a multidisciplinary nature.  Some topics have included gender roles, regional female leadership roles, Native Americans, early Fort Lewis history, etc. San Juan College Chautauqua Series  From brochure: Sponsored by San Juan College’s School of Humanities and Encore Program, the New Mexico Humanities Council, and the Teaching American History project administered through the Educator Support Center.  501 Airport Dr, Ste 209, Farmington, NM 87401. (505)599-8771 Example of one night’s program:  Rachael Carson: The Wonder of Nature by Ann Beyke.  May 31, 2013 7 pm San Juan College Little Theater. return to NATURE, BIOLOGY, ETC. SCHOOLS index COLLEGES Fort Lewis College Four Year College 1000 Rim Drive  Durango, Colorado 81301 (970) 247-7010 San Juan College Community College 4601 College Boulevard Farmington, New Mexico 87402 East Campus - Aztec, NM West Campus - Kirtland, NM See article on San Juan College Biology successes in Articles section Southwest Colorado Community College Two Year Community College East Campus 701 Camino del Rio Durango, CO 81301 West Campus 33057 Hwy. 160 Mancos, CO 81328 return to NATURE, BIOLOGY, ETC. SCHOOLS index ANTHROPOLOGY/ARCHAEOLOGY PROGRAMS Fort Lewis College Durango, Colorado San Juan College Farmington, New Mexico Course: Introduction to Biological Anthropology.  Spring 2013.  Anthropology 211.  Instructor: Andrea Cooper.  San Juan College, Farmington, NM.  4 credits, TTH 1-2:15 pm. LAB Frid 1--11:50 am.  From campus informational sheet: This class will explore primates and their behavior, human adaptation and evolution, genetics, health and disease, biomedical anthropology, and forensics. BIOLOGY PROGRAMS San Juan College Farmington, New Mexico See article on San Juan College Biology successes in Articles section Various Biology classes leading to Environmental, Botanical, Medical, Zoological related certificates, associate degrees, transfer credits for four year college degrees. Fort Lewis College Durango, Colorado Biology Department BOTANY PROGRAMS  (Including Related Topics. Private Schools and Colleges) Fort Lewis College Durango, Colorado Various courses offered related to Botany, Medical Anthropology, Ecology, etc. Herbarium - San Juan College (Community College) Farmington, New Mexico See article on San Juan College Biology successes in Articles section Botany, Systematic Botany, Ecology, Horticulture, Xeriscaping, Etc. The Herbarium - largest Herbarium in Four Corners: Southwest School of Botanical Medicine (listed also under Herbariums, Etc. on this webpage) Bisbee, Arizona Michael Moore - Founder;  Donna Chesner - Administrator PO Box 64063, Tucson, Arizona, 85728 (520)678-7078 Note: Michael Moore is deceased, but the school continues. return to NATURE, BIOLOGY, ETC. SCHOOLS index ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS Fort Lewis College Durango, Colorado Environmental and Organismic Biology back to INDEX HERBARIUMS, PLANT LISTS/PHOTOS AND RESOURCES, SEED BANKS herbariums    plant lists/photos            seed banks/companies Herbariums Fort Lewis College Herbarium San Juan College Herbarium - Largest Herbarium in Four Corners Plant Lists/Photos Southwest School of Botanical Medicine Bisbee, Arizona Michael Moore - Founder;  Donna Chesner - Administrator PO Box 64063, Tucson, Arizona, 85728 (520)678-7078 Seed Banks/Companies Mancos Library Seed Lending Bank Mancos, Colorado (970)533-7600 Native Seeds Store Location and Mail Orders: 3061 N. Campbell Ave. Tucson, AZ 85719 (520)622-5561  Toll Free (866)622-5561 A nonprofit organization promoting seed conservation Save New Mexico Seeds Albuquerque, NM and beyond (See notes from website below) <back to index> Sustainable Seed Company PO Box 636 Petaluma, CA 94952 (See notes from website below) back to INDEX HORTICULTURE PROGRAMS AND XERISCAPING INFO Horticulture Programs    Plant and Gardening Books     Xeriscaping  Horticulture Programs San Juan College Horticulture Program (Note on article on San Juan College Biology successes and research projects below) Farmington, New Mexico Classes: Various Horticulture related classes; official program at the college. back to INDEX Plant and Gardening Books Also found under the Books/DVDs webpage Backyard Market Gardening.  The Entrepreneur's Guide to Selling What You Grow.  Author: Andy Lee and Patricia Foreman.  . Publisher:  Good Earth Publications, Inc. 1993, 2007 Botany for Gardeners.  The Most Useful and Accessible Introduction to the Science of Plants. Third Edition. Brian Capon.  Corn is Maize: The Gift of the Indians.  A children's book.   Written and Illustrated by Aliki. HarperCollinsPublishers. 1976.  ISBN:  0690009755. Enduring Seeds: Native American Agriculture and Wild Plant Conservation.  Author: Gary Paul Nabhan. 1989. Medicinal Plants of the Desert and Canyon West. Author: Michael Moore.  Publisher: Museum of New Mexico Press.  1989.  ISBN: 0890131813. Native American Gardening: Buffalobird-Woman's Guide to Traditional Methods. Author: Gilbert L. Wilson.    Dover Publications.  2005.  ISBN:  0486440214.   Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners.  Author:  Suzanne Ashworth.  Published by Seedsavers Exchange, Inc.  2002. Teaming With Microbes:  The Organic Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web.  Authors: Jeff Lowefnels and Wayne Lewis.  Timber Press. 2010.  ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-113-9 The Complete Compost Gardening Guide.  Authors: Barbara Pleasant and Deborah L. Martin.  Storey Publishing. 2008. Wild Plants and Native Peoples of the Four Corners. Authors:  William W. Dunmire and Gail D. Tierney.    Publisher: Museum of New Mexico Press.1997. ISBN:  0890133190 The Worm Book: The Complete Guide to Gardening and Composting Worms.  Authors: Loren Nancarrow and Janet Hogan Taylor.  Ten Speed Press. 1998. ISBN-13: 978-0-8981-994-3 Xeriscaping Colorado State Forest Service Booklet: Trees for Conservation - A Buyer’s Guide. Excellent resource for some key drought resistant trees and tree-like bushes.  Good photos with insect, disease, wildlife value, soil conditions, drought resistance, growth rate, etc.  Some of the trees listed: caragana, cotoneaster, native plum, sumac, chokecherry, pinion, ponderosa, etc.  Copies available at the Fort Lewis College Colorado Forest Service office in Durango. Booklet: San Juan Basin Xeriscape - Waterwise Landscaping.   Various topics including What DIfference Does Xeriscaping Make? Develop a Comprehensive Landscape Plan, Examples of a Base Map, Schematic Plan and Construction Plan, etc.  Copies available at Fort Lewis College Colorado Forest Service office in Durango. New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center (ASC) (see notes on NMSU-ASC below) SOLAR, WIND, RENEWABLE ENERGY TRAINING Solar Voltaic San Juan College Renewable Energy 4601 College Blvd. Farmington, NM 87402 return to NATURE, BIOLOGY, ETC. SCHOOLS index Wind Energy Training Mesalands Community College - Tucumcari, NM Clovis Community College - Clovis, NM return to NATURE, BIOLOGY, ETC. SCHOOLS index WILDERNESS AND OUTDOOR SCHOOLS Ancient Pathways, LLC Outdoor Programs In Desert Survival and Bushcraft PO Box 2068, Flagstaff, Arizona 86003-2068 Email: Phone: 928-526-2552. Four Corners School of Outdoor Education & Canyon Country Discovery Center P.O. Box 1029 Monticello, UT 84535 Phone: 1-800-525-4456 Email: High Mountain Institute PO Box 970 Leadville, CO 80461 Phone: (719)486-8200 KLING Mountain Guides Wilderness Guiding and Education 1205 Camino Del Rio  Durango, CO 81301 (888) 981-7669 (see notes with more info on Kling Mountain Guides below) return to NATURE, BIOLOGY, ETC. SCHOOLS index Southwest Rescue Contact Info: 970-903-8355 (office) Mailing Address: 67 Aspen Drive Aspen Trails Durango, CO 81301 (see notes with more info on Southwest Rescue below) Tom Brown's Tracker School 928 Main St, Manahawkin, NJ 08050 Phone: (609)242-0350 Wilderness Awareness School PO Box 219, PMB 137, Duvall, WA 98019 | Phone: (425)788-1301 return to NATURE, BIOLOGY, ETC. SCHOOLS index NOTES FROM ABOVE LISTINGS Notes on Kling Mountain Guides From Kling website: Kling Mountain Guides is a small entirely locally owned and operated outdoor education and mountain guide service. We are based in beautiful Durango, Colorado. Read on to learn why you should come into the hills with us! We offer multiple different courses, but our two most popular are the Wilderness First Aid and Wilderness First Responder. All of our medical courses come with a certificate from the Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA). Dates year round! If any of our dates don't fit your needs, private/ custom courses are always available Duration: hours to weeks! Location: San Juans, Durango, Black Canyon, Mt Rainier, Alaska, Castle Valley, Indian Creek, Moab, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Russia, Africa, where do you want to go? <return to KLING above> return to NATURE, BIOLOGY, ETC. SCHOOLS index Notes on Southwest Rescue From Southwest Rescue website: The Wilderness Medicine Training Center provides unrivaled training for serious students of pre-hospital wilderness care and risk management. WMTC courses expertly meld decades of field experience and training with the latest research and technology. WMTC teaches according to the practice guidelines established by the Wilderness Medical Society and the National Association of EMS Physicians. WMTC certifications are accepted by Outward Bound, the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), the American Camping Association, the Boy Scouts of America, and all state and federal guide licensing agencies. <return to Southwest Rescue above> return to NATURE, BIOLOGY, ETC. SCHOOLS index return to NATURE, BIOLOGY, ETC. SCHOOLS index Notes on NMSU-ASC Note on NMSU-ASC: (return here to NMSU-ASC on the federal/state agency page) Very helpful and knowledgeable staff with years of experience. The NMSU-ASC location is several miles west from Farmington off the Bisti  Hwy (NM 371) and is a little out of the way and off to itself: call or Google for directions. There are signs off the Bisti Hwy and the side road  near a few different NAPI turnoffs (including the NAPI headquarters) and buildings pointing to the NMSU-ASC location, but unless you are looking for them, you might miss them; the NMSU-ASC signs also show up at the same time as NAPI signs, so you have to look specifically for the ones you need.  When coming from  Farmington, turn right off Rd 371 onto Rd 3003 and then right again on Rd 4063.   The remote location is interesting and pleasant, so do not hesitate to take the time to go out there. Topics covered:  Drip Irrigation/Irrigation Management, Poplar Study, Variety Trials,Viticulture;  Weather, Weed Science, Xeriscape, Annual Progress Reports.  The NMSU-ASC has been studying and demonstrating various water controlled native and xeriscapic plants garden areas behind the main facility; these areas have labeled plants showing reception of no, low, medium and high water amounts using a controlled irrigation system. The study/demonstration Xeric Garden has been running since 2002 with newer plants added from time to time.  The garden gives students and the public in general a good way to see and learn several desert or desert comfortable plants, and also helps people develop a sense of water requirements and usage preferences for them. The people working here are very helpful.  Their continued presence in the area in general, and during two major droughts in particular (the 2002 one and the current one in 2012), makes them an important  plant and water educational resource in San Juan County and the Four Corners area - they have gotten to know and several plants over a long period of time.  They have developed knowledge and a true feeling for what really goes on here with these plants.  They spent much appreciated time with Greening Hands going  over several important topics like pinion beetle destruction, drought issues, plant types and the responses of plants in different watering zones. They put together several informational sheets, one called "Xeriscape" being particularly  important for gardeners wanting to use xeriscapic plants in the area because it lists various plants and water needs.  See Daniel Smeal's irrigation management website (listed below) for further information on irrigation, water issues, water management, xeriscape, xeriscape plants and other topics; included is a drip irrigation video. Information:   Mick O'Neill, Ph.D., Professor and Jose Fernandez Chair, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Experiment Station.  Email: Daniel Smeal, M.S.,  College Professor, ACES Plant and Environmental Sciences.Email: Website: Kevin  Lombard, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Horticulture, ACES Plant and Environmental Sciences, Email: Additional xeric resource submitted by Dan Smeal: (Put together by a graduate student, Stef Sutherin, who worked for Kevin Lombard at the science center. Both Kevin and Dan Smeal contributed to the site.) (Return here to NMSU_ASC on federal/state agencies page) return to NATURE, BIOLOGY, ETC. SCHOOLS index
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