UNBC students will have a chance to do some work in the Skeena River estuary.
Students will learn skills in plant identification and understand the ecological processes that shape major habitat types in the northwest.
The course is designed to take students out of the classroom and into real-life situations.
Funding for the project came from companies such as Pacific Northwest LNG.
Though PNW’s proposed LNG plant at Lelu Island near the mouth of the Skeena has caused considerable controversy, UNBC Professor Dr. Darwyn Coxon says they’ve been a huge supporter of the school and they don’t affect the studies.
The program will also include a four-day/three-night visit to the Cassiar Cannery in Port Edward for some additional field work that gives students a chance to enhance their skill.