Not long ago, an injured barred owl found on the University of Washington’s campus caught the attention of many. Luckily, it recovered from its injuries at a local wildlife rescue facility. But the incident brought up the broader idea of the UW community living alongside wildlife on campus.

A recent story in UW’s newspaper The Daily also looked deeper into this and how we can do more to protect the critters we see every day.

At the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, there’s a class for that, too. ESRM 150: Wildlife in the Modern World covers the education about and conservation of wildlife on and beyond UW’s campus boundaries. This class will be offered in winter 2020, and students from any major or area of study can take this course. Loving animals is the only prerequisite you need.

Sign up for ESRM 150 today!