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  • Locations: Los Angeles, United States
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Payment Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 04/20/2018 ** Rolling Admission 06/25/2018 07/20/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Discipline: Environmental Sciences, Paleontology Language: English
Sub Discipline: Environmental Sciences/Paleontology
Program Description:
The La Brea Tar Pits is one of the only fossil sites on earth that captures an entire ecosystem moving through time.  With millions of datable fossils covering the last 50,000 years, and comprising everything from plants and insects to dire wolves and mammoths, this site offers an unparalleled opportunity to answer questions about long-term effects of climate change, human activities, and extinction on ecosystems.  Students in this course will be trained in paleontological excavation, fossil preparation, and museum curation, and will learn how paleontological data are being used today to manage for future change.