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About the Course

Mountains 101­­ is a broad and integrated overview of the mountain world. This 12-lesson course covers an interdisciplinary field of study focusing on the physical, biological, and human dimensions of mountain places in Alberta, Canada, and around the world. Specifically, 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; and we’ll learn how mountains are used, how they’re protected, and how today they’re experiencing rapid change in a warming climate. At the end of each lesson, Mountains 101 will also provide learners with some smart tricks -- Tech Tips -- to safely enjoy time in the high alpine environment: from how to pick the best footwear for hiking to making smart decisions in avalanche terrain. We’ll be delivering your online lessons from valley bottoms to mountaintops, from museums and labs, to alpine huts and other spectacular alpine sites, and we’ll do so with the help of a whole host of experts. We invite you to join us for this online adventure! The mountains are calling......

Top reviews

May 4, 2021

Entertaining and interesting subject. This course gives us a perfect overview of mountains' importance on our environment and their value to our lives as a human. Thank you for this incredible course.

Dec 22, 2017

So interesting! So well made, every lesson is thought out the interactive mountain map was a joy to complete each time! Incredibly thoughtful and sensitive to every aspect that touches the mountains.

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By Tawanpon K

Aug 3, 2020

The subject is easy to understand. This course made me want to hiking.

By John D

Apr 30, 2020

Great overview of geological aspects and cultural aspects of mountains

By Dimas D T S C

Jun 27, 2017

really pratical usefull and a pice of art i full recomend this course

By Miguel F B

May 22, 2021

Very nice cours. Congratulations to all staff from Spanish Pyrenees!!

By Srdjan S

Dec 2, 2020

Very informative and to the point. Many thanks for this great course!

By Michelle Z

Aug 6, 2020

Great explanation about mountains! I loved this course. Thanks a lot!

By Mark B

Jul 6, 2020

The best online/distance learning experience I’ve taken, many thanks.


Dec 28, 2020

Congratulations, it was really the best course i have take so far!!!

By Vineet M

Jun 7, 2020

Awesome course which gives you great knowledge of Geology & Biology,

By andrew e

Sep 24, 2018

This course was absolutely amazing and filled with wonderful content

By Taylor

Jun 10, 2020

Fantastic course, I'll be recommending it to my friends and family.

By Richard D

Apr 4, 2020

Great way to be introduced to the Canadian Rockies and Parks Canada

By Miguel Á G N

Sep 15, 2019

This course helped me in differents ways. I highly recomended it :)

By Jingkui L

May 23, 2017

The course is very interesting. I learned a lot from it. Thank you!

By Radha j

Feb 24, 2017

Absolutely a must for anyone who is fascinated by nature and earth.

By Jo A R

Oct 22, 2020

Very good use of video and reading resources. Kept me knterested.

By Amber K

Apr 8, 2020

Great content, knowledgeable instructors, and loved the Tech Tips!

By Cindy C

Apr 18, 2021

Great course. Thank you to all the instructors and guest speakers

By Jennen S

Feb 28, 2021

It was a wonderful course, I really enjoyed this, very well done.

By Kelly R

Oct 18, 2020

A wonderful course with wonderful instructors! I learned so much!

By Theresa W

Sep 22, 2017

Very interesting. Gives one a whole new perspective on Mountains.

By Deleted A

May 16, 2017

Excellent course! The quizzes are challenging and that is a plus!

By patricia

Apr 27, 2017

Really enjoyed it. Very good in all aspects. Thank you very much!

By Babita S

Jan 7, 2021

This course is educative and nicely designed. I really liked it.

By Dan C

Dec 27, 2020

I really enjoyed this class and it was quite informative.