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Students can earn summer credits in unique environment

March 4, 2010

UW-River Falls undergraduate students will be given a unique opportunity to earn college credits at the Discovery Center at Pigeon Lake Field Station during the first week of the 2010 summer session.

Students from UWRF, UW-Stevens Point and UW-Superior will be able to take courses offered by any of the campuses at Northwoods U, which is located on the north shore of Pigeon Lake near Drummond, Wis.

Eight courses are being offered to the students, and the classes run from May 23-29 at the Discovery Center. Most of these classes are designed to take advantage of the unique environmental settings.

The courses being offered include three art courses, two physical education courses, two biology courses and an English course—ranging from one to three credits. According to the UWRF Northwoods U Web site, the students are only allowed to enroll in one course during this period due to the intensity of the courses.

The Discovery Center at Pigeon Lake Field Station is secluded in Chequamegon National Forest. The UW System has been offering courses and workshops in a wide range of disciplines at Pigeon Lake Field Station since 1982. The natural beauty of the area facilitates the exploration in art, humanities, recreation, social sciences, literature and physical education.

All credits earned at the Discovery Center transfer to any UW System University.

Those who enroll in the courses will pay room/board and class instructional/materials cost in addition to the school’s tuition.

There will also be an additional two weeks of art intensive courses at the Center. The first week runs from June 13-19 and the second runs from June 20-26. These courses are non-credit workshop classes.