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According to the National Audubon Society, the Great Lakes area is one of the world’s most significant ecological systems on which the region’s birds depend. Dr. John Yunger, Associate Professor of Biology at Governors State University has known that fact for years. Driven by his background as an educator and as an ecologist, Yunger and his colleagues in the university’s biology program have responded to bird watching’s increasing popularity by creating unique additions to the curriculum.

The Biology faculty at Governors State University have developed several ornithology related courses, one of which will take students to upper-Michigan to study raptors, or large birds of prey. The course, entitled “The Natural History of Raptors” is a special two-credit workshop that will be offered from May 4 to May 7.