Student wildlife films to debut on C of I YouTube channel
2011. 03. 04.
A series of stunning wildlife documentary films written, produced and directed by College of Idaho students is set to debut on the C of I YouTube channel next week. The six-part series, created by students who explored the tropical ecosystems of Australia during a coral reef ecology course in Winter 2010, begins Monday, March 7. A new part will be posted each day through Saturday, March 12, at www.youtube.com/goyotes. Subscribe to the channel and receive notice when a new film is posted.
C of I majors in biology and environmental studies examine some of Australia's most common inhabitants in the series, which they filmed during a month on location in Queensland. Learn the eerie tale of the parasitic strangler fig tree. Trek along with the students as they search for Australia's largest skink. And find out what makes the red-necked pademelon (a smaller cousin of the kangaroo) a successful member of the rainforest community.
Participants in the Australia trip included students Camrin Braun, Ashlee Byrnes, Rebekah Chace, Claire Deters, Tracy Diaz, Sam Finch, Emma George, Brenden Hoffmann, Janelle Jensen, Lauren Kline, Kate Leadbetter, Kara McCutchen, Jenna Raino, Paul Sartin, Stella Selden, Hayley Talboy and Elizabeth Valdes. Environmental studies and biology professor Chris Walser, biology professor Mark Gunderson and Center for Experiential Learning director and geology instructor Dora Gallegos supervised the trip.
The faculty and students who participated in the Australia expedition and put forth the effort to produce these outstanding documentaries are a fine example of the unique and exciting opportunities available at The College of Idaho. To learn more, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu.
Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state's oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including six Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another ten Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years.