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Renee Owens
Renee Owens

Renee Owens

email: renee.owens@imperial.edu

alternate email: renee@wildlifezone.net

website:  http://faculty.imperial.edu/renee.owens

office hours: 3:00 - 4:00 T/Th or by appointment  Room 2734

alternate URL: wildzone.pixels.com


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 Welcome Students!

I am a conservation biologist and environmental scientist, my teaching experience includes Environmental Science and Botany here at IVC, Biology and Zoology at Palomar College and SDSU, and Ecology for Boston University's Tropical Program in Ecuador.

One of my favorite classes to teach is Environmental Science because it is so relevant to modern day life, and covers so many interesting topics, such as food, health, agriculture, energy, water, wildlife, and new technologies like biomimicry, to name just a few. I strongly believe it is one of the most important classes a student can take, whether they are a new or returning student.

In my photo I'm holding one of the hundreds green anacondas I caught and released for a conservation research project where I lived in a remote region of Venezuela. (The one pictured was named Madonna; she had a star quality about her). We received a grant from National Geographic to study this little-known species, and as a result our work was filmed by National Geographic, the Discovery Channel, Dateline NBC, and BBC. 

There are MANY important, interesting, and exciting things you can do with a degree in the sciences!

My classes go on optional field trips to the Anza Borrego desert, Cuyamaca State Park in the mountains, or the Wildlife Refuge at the Salton Sea. Whether or not you can join us, I highly recommend getting outdoors in nature to explore all it has to offer. 

 

The following are photos of student field trips to Mission Trails County Park, Anza Borrego State Park, the Salton Sea, San Diego River, and Borrego Springs Hawkwatch.


 

 

 

 

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Wednesday, 22 August 2012 14:19

Course Schedule

Written by Renee Owens

 

Fall 2015

AG110Environmental Science

Recommended Preparation: ENGL 009 or ENGL 099 and READ 019 (Formerly ENGL 019) or ENGL 089. This course is designed to provide students with an overview and understanding of the relationships between human populations and the natural environment. The class will focus on basic concepts of science and ecosystem theory, human impacts on the biosphere, air, water, land, and environmental problems faced by the Imperial Valley that have regional and global consequences, and some of the proposed solutions. Field trips and activities may be included in this course. (Same as ENVS 110) (CSU, UC)
Code #DivisionDepartmentMeeting DaysTimeLocationStatus
10001EWDBUSTuesday
Thursday
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:25 PM
Building: 2700
Room: 2734
Enrolled: 0
Available: 105
Class begins: 2015-08-17, Class ends: 2015-12-11

ENVS110Environmental Science

Recommended Preparation: ENGL 009 or ENGL 099 and READ 019 (Formerly ENGL 019) or ENGL 089. This course is designed to provide students with an overview and understanding of the relationships between human populations and the natural environment. The class will focus on basic concepts of science and ecosystem theory, human impacts on the biosphere, air, water, land, and environmental problems faced by the Imperial Valley that have regional and global consequences, and some of the proposed solutions. Field trips and activities may be included in this course. (Same as AG 110) (CSU, UC)
Code #DivisionDepartmentMeeting DaysTimeLocationStatus
10002H&SSMETuesday
Thursday
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:25 PM
Building: 2700
Room: 2734
Enrolled: 3
Available: 102
Class begins: 2015-08-17, Class ends: 2015-12-11