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Five Black Hills State University recently took part in a field course in northern Minnesota. The students who participated in the course are picture left to right, Stacy Cline, senior biology major from Rapid City; Andrew Johnson, junior biology major from Spearfish; Christine Bubac, senior biology major from Rapid City; Mallory Ageton, sophomore biology major from Brandon; and Deidre Shank, senior biology major from Rapid City.

Five Black Hills State University students took part in a 17-day field course entitled “Wolves and other large predators: A Northwoods Experience” in northern Minnesota.

During the intensive field experience students had the opportunity to: visit with wildlife experts; find wolf and lynx kill sites; take a radio aerial telemetry flight where they saw wolves, deer and moose; ski; snowshoe; track animals; explore the Wildlife Science Center, Wildcat Sanctuary, International Wolf Center, North American Bear Center, Wintergreen Dogsledding, Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA), Minneosota's North Shore, and Superior National Forest; and interact and learn with nearly 30 students from 11 colleges and universities.

BHSU students who participated in the field experience include: Christine Bubac, senior biology major from Rapid City; Deidre Shank, senior biology major from Rapid City; Andrew Johnson, junior biology major from Spearfish; Stacy Cline, senior biology major from Rapid City; and Mallory Ageton, sophomore biology major from Brandon.

“It was more educational, more beautiful and a whole lot colder than I ever could have imagined.” commented Cline.

“These experiences are critical for the career development of our students,” said Dr. Brian Smith, professor of science at BHSU.