University of Alberta and Parks Canada Celebrate Mountains 101 online course

Thursday, July 6, 2017

The federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, along with Kerry Mummery, Dean, University of Alberta Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, heralded the achievements of the University of Alberta's Mountains 101 Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in interdisciplinary mountain studies. With over 3,000 people from across Canada and around the world having completed the course so far, the course is an unparalleled success.

Created with the support of Parks Canada and the Alpine Club of Canada, the course is sparking the interest of new and lifelong learners alike with a 12-lesson free, online course focusing on the physical, biological, and human dimensions of mountain places in Alberta, Canada and around the world.

The course includes contributions from Indigenous Peoples, environmental historians, glaciologists and Parks Canada scientists. Mountains 101 is one of the University of Alberta'scontributions to Canada150 celebrations in 2017.

People can get additional information and register for the Mountains 101 MOOC at uab.ca/mountains. Registration is ongoing and classes begin on the first Monday of each month.

Parks Canada News Release

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