Mountains 101: Learn Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About The Mountains For Free!

by Lindsay Shapka in ,


Do you dream about snow covered mountain peaks? Is your happy place on the side of a cliff? Do you take off for the hills as soon as Friday afternoon rolls around?

Well here is your chance to learn more about these stunning natural attractions in a free (who doesn't love free learning?!) online course that is being offered by the University of Alberta! The course will be led by a diverse team of professors that specialize in alpine history, biological sciences, glaciers and environmental physiology.

The course will be 12 lessons long and will cover the mountains in Alberta, Canada and around the world!

"Mountains 101 will provide students with a broad and integrated overview of the mountain world. We’ll study the geological origins of mountains, how they’re built-up and worn-down over time. We’ll learn about their importance for biodiversity and water cycles, globally and locally. We’ll explore their cultural significance to societies around the globe, and how that relationship has evolved over time. We’ll learn how mountains are used, how they’re protected, and how today they’re experiencing rapid change in a warming climate." (source)

Mountains 101 is expected to launch in Fall 2016. Click here for more information, and watch a sneak peak of the course below!