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Historic Mono Lake: History & Mystery

3 Credits
This course takes you into the History & Mystery of Mono Lake, encompassing the early pioneers of the Mono Basin and the fragile ecosystem of Mono Lake and its environment. It is a course for historians, anthropologists, geologists, ornithologists, archaeologists, and ecologists. This fascinating area within its volcanic surroundings will be a valuable course for all classroom teachers in a variety of subject areas. You will develop skills in teaching natural history, geology, geography, water conservation, the Mono lake ecosystem, Mono Basin's human history with emphasis on the Native American Paiute (Kuzedika) Indians, wildlife, and recreation, the Mono lake bird groups, and species, environmental influences, and Mono Lake's environmental future. Choosing the travel option you can experience the feel of the lake's briny water, stand on the edge of a dormant volcano, and see the amazing tufa towers.

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Dubravka Fleming

I have 18 years of experience in the field of education, primarily in Special Education. I have taught nearly all grade levels, both as a Resource Specialist and Special Day Class teacher. In addition, for 4 years, I worked in administration, supporting programs at the district, county, and statewide level. In my career, I had the privilege to work alongside administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals, and community partners in traditional schools, charter schools, virtual schools, and dual-language immersion schools. I believe that education is a lifelong process which doesn’t end after earning a degree or beginning a career. I see great value in continuing education courses which allow educators an opportunity to engage with other professionals, reflect, refine their skill-set and gain new knowledge to take back to their classrooms.