Biology Backyard Laboratory

Western Biology students ventured into our Rocky Mountain laboratory to study Mammology near Gothic recently.

Students in Professor Patrick Magee's Mammalogy class went snowshoeing in Gothic, CO to learn about how human disturbance to the snow pack alter physical properties of the snow.

Logan Franek, a Wildlife Biology major and junior from Elbert, CO, appreciated that she was able to receive hands-on experience in this class. "It was interesting to learn how humans largely impact the environment and the animals who live there simply by stepping on snow," she said. "When stepping on the snow, the temperature changes the animal's habitat. Plants also see similar results."

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 3:00pm