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AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY'S
BIOSPHERE 2 CENTER
Students from throughout the world
are participating in a bold education
initiative offered by Columbia University
at Biosphere 2 Center. From hands-on
research, to team-taught cross-disciplinary
classes, to challenging field exploration,
students develop skills and knowledge
designed to help them solve real-world
problems. All majors are welcome. Find
out more: call 1-800-992-4603 (option 1) or
e-mail us at admissions@bio2.edu.
QUALIFIED MICHIGAN STUDENTS ARE GUAR ANTEED TO
NOT PAY MORE AT BIOSPHERE 2 TH AN YOU PAY NOW
FOR A SEMESTER. AVAILABLE FALL 1998 ONLY.

"Earth Semester is like taking a semester abroad without ever
leaving the country. You immerse yourself in three unique
environments - social, geographic and intellectual - and come
out with a different view of what environmental studies are all
about."
Michael Beman
Earth Semester '98
Sophomore
Geology and Geophysics
Yale University
"Understanding the complex rules of life requires great vision. The
potential at Biosphere 2 for teaching and learning about these
phenomena is enormous. Earth Semester students are learning -
from a team of physical, biological and social scientists - how the
Earth and environment function. This approach is greatly needed
in undergraduate education:
Peter Raven, Ph.D.
Director
Missouri Botanicat Garden
"In most academic settings, students are fed pages of processed
data. This approach contrasts greatly with that utilized by the
Biosphere 2 educational programs, in which students become a
part of a process for understanding how earth systems function.
Industry needs a workforce that has this larger understanding"
Phillip Dougherty, Ph.D.
Forest Ecophysiologist
Westvaco
"At Biosphere 2, our students get an extraordinary education in
the link between quantitative and qualitative thinking in an
important area. This helps them - particularly our liberal arts
majors- become more interested in other technical fields
Watter E. Massey, Ph.D.
President
Morehouse College and
Past President
National Science Foundation
"Biosphere 2 is a fabulous experimental facility. It allows students
to learn about the roles of organisms in many representative
environments - soil, forests, oceans - and to foresee how these
systems may respond to a changing world'
Diana H. Wall, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Natural Resource Ecology Lab
Colorado State University
"The faculty blew me away ... what a pleasure good, enthusiastic,
caring teachers can make out of an academic experience"
Jenee Rowe
Earth Semester '98
Sophomore
Pine Arts and Geology
Lawrence University

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COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK... AND IN THE DESERT OF ARIZONA

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