Credit Outreach

BIO 298 Special Topics in Biology: Florida Keys!

(3 credits NS/LS or non-credit option)

Start planning now for your 2015 summer of fun and learning!

We are offering one trip this year: July 15-21, 2015 (open to current college students/adults and high school juniors and seniors)

This is a snorkel-based course that will introduce students to the life that inhabits the marine ecosystems of the Florida Keys. Course includes online orientation and introduction, snorkeling, field trips, lab activities, fieldwork and discussions, as well as learning about Sea Turtle Biology.

For more information call the Continuing Education Office at (920) 929-1155

Registration Information

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Summer 2014 Brochure


Ecology of Costa Rica: Sea Turtles and Rainforest

(3 credits NS/LS)

Dates: May 27 - June 4, 2015

This course will give students a unique opportunity to travel to Pacuare Reserve to participate in Leatherback Sea Turtle research and to a rainforest preserve to study rainforest ecology. Students will work along side researchers to patrol the beaches of Pacuare at night to collect data on nesting and hatching leatherback sea turtles. In addition to studying the leatherbacks, students will spend time restoring nesting beaches, exploring the lowland rainforest and its inhabitants and participating in cultural activities. Students will participate in a research project and then will visit a local university where they will present their research. The course will end with a day of white water rafting on the Pacuare River.

For more information: Costa Rica 2015


Explore the World with UW Colleges:

Summer 2014 Academic Study Abroad Programs

Looking for something more than just a trip? We welcome college students and community members to join our educational adventures to Ghana, Japan, Peru, China, Costa Rica, Germany, and Canada. Our short-term programs are led by experienced professors and facilitators with expertise and passion for the subject. Make your next trip the learning experience of a lifetime with UW Colleges. All programs include round-trip airfare, lodging, ground transportation while overseas, admissions, tour guides, health insurance, and several meals.

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Service-Learning Environmental Courses

Do you like working outdoors to help the environment and are looking for a way to fulfill your lab science requirements?
You may  want to consider one or both of these options:

BIO 298: Special Topics in Biology: Prairie Ecosystem/Restoration– Fall (2 credits NS/LS)

Wednesdays, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m., September 2 – October 20, 2014

BIO 298: Special Topics in Biology: Prairie Ecosystem/Restoration– Spring (2 credits NS/LS)

Wednesdays, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m., Dates TBD during last half of the spring semester

The 4 lab credits are split over the first couple of months in the fall and the last couple of months in the spring to allow for hands-on work at Prairie Restoration while learning about the biology of and human impacts on Prairie Ecosystems. This hybrid, service-learning course meets on Wednesdays from 2:30 ‑ 5:30 p.m. with additional content provided online. The instructor is Margie Winter of Marian University who over the course of her career teaching Envionmental Science has been involved in serveral prairie and native plant restoration efforts.

This class is offered in collaboration with Marian University.

 For more information, contact the Continuing Education Department
(920) 929-1155 or

HES 046 Yoga I

(1 credit AP or non-credit option)

Mondays and Wednesdays, September 3 - December 17, 11:00 - 11:50 a.m.

Location: Art Building, Room A-216

Instructor: Lora Vahlsing

Hatha yoga is the most widely practiced form of yoga in America. It is the branch of yoga which concentrates on physical health and mental well-being. Hatha yoga uses bodily postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation (dyana) with the goal of bringing about a sound, healthy body and a clear, peaceful mind. There are nearly 200 hatha yoga postures, with hundreds of variations, which work to make the spine supple and to promote circulation in all the organs, glands, and tissues. Hatha yoga postures also stretch and align the body, promoting balance and flexibility. Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.

Fee: $197.93 plus applicable campus fees.
Non-credit option for $99 should space be available.

Register: Call the Continuing Education Office at 920-929-1155.

HES 037 Martial Arts: Judo

(1 credit AP or non-credit option)

Tuesdays, September 2 - December 16, 2014, 1:40 - 3:20 p.m.

Location: UW-FDL Gym

Instructor: Lynn Roethke is a Olympic Silver Medalist and the first woman inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame.

Judo is a Japanese martial art in which opponents use balance and body weight, with minimal physical effort, to throw each other or hold each other in a lock. Judo was developed from Jujitsu, a Samurai art, in 1882. Judo has been an Olympic sport since 1962. Students will learn the basic skills and terminology of Judo. Skills include proper falling techniques, throwing, pinning and escapes, chokes and arm locks, moves, and self-defense skills.

Fee: $197.93 plus applicable campus fees.
Non-credit option for $99 should space be available.

Register: Call the Continuing Education Office at 920-929-1155.