Earth and Life Coevolution in the Upper Peninsula and Northern Ontario 2023

​Summer I 2023

​Dates: May 20 - May 26, 2023

Travel to the Upper Peninsula in Michigan and Ontario, Canada, for a field-based experience on the coevolution of life and earth over long geological time scales where one of the world’s best rock records for these events is readily accessible.

The course format includes on-campus meetings followed by a seven-day field trip. The field experience is on the coevolution of life and earth over long geological time scales (astrobiology). Students will observe, discuss, and analyze the geological record of planetary- scale glacial-interglacial events in relation to evolutionary innovations in life, climate change, microbial ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles.

Students will register for BIO 3343: Earth and Life Coevolution (2 credits), taught by Dr. Fabia U. Battistuzzi. The course counts as a lab credit for Biology majors.

Program costs include travel from Oakland University, accommodation, all educational activities and many meals.

For more information, visit the program website or contact Dr. Fabia U. Battistuzzi by e-mail at

Deposit (Due by February 15, 2023)$500
Balance Payment (Due by March 31, 2023)$1,000
Total Program Charges$1,500

Return Policy: All payments are non-refundable except in case of emergency or program cancellation. Requests for refunds will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.