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A classroom without walls: 6 FLC students kick off new public-lands internship program

A classroom without walls: 6 FLC students kick off new public-lands internship program

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

For many of us, a college internship helped forge the direction we would follow in our professional careers. Six Fort Lewis College students received such inspiration this summer through the inaugural Four Corners Federal Lands Internship Program.

Their outdoor classrooms ranged from archaeological sites to alpine meadows and high mountains. Although similar internships have been available since 2008, a recent agreement between federal land agencies and local nonprofits now offers new opportunities.

“We selected the interns and coordinated their orientation, wilderness first-aid training and mid-term and final presentations,” said Emily Olson, education coordinator for Mountain Studies Institute. Read more on the Durango Herald.

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FLC is closed today, Jan. 16, due to severe weather

FLC is closed today, Jan. 16, due to severe weather

All classes are canceled and all offices are closed.

Fort Lewis College first-year students are eligible for free local season ski passes

Fort Lewis College first-year students are eligible for free local season ski passes

Mountain Capital Partners is providing all first-time, first-year students carrying 12-credit hours with free season passes to Purgatory Resort and Hesperus Ski Area.

At two years old, Sitter Family Hall has transformed the sciences at FLC

At two years old, Sitter Family Hall has transformed the sciences at FLC

It’s been only two years since Sitter Family Hall first opened its doors to students and faculty, but the new facility already has transformed the way physics, engineering, and geology are studied and taught at FLC.

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