registration, fees & lodging


Total cost for the 2015 shortcourse will be $2,100 for early bird registration (extended to 06/15) and $2,250 thereafter.  Onsite lodging is available for $30/night (see below).


All meals are included from Sunday dinner to Friday lunch, served on site at Sagehen Creek Field Station.  Please specify food preferences on the registration form.

Payment Options

Credit cards or checks accepted.  We can also process government purchase orders, but only if absolutely necessary.

If paying by check, you will receive a $50 discount if you use the discount code CH3CK on the registration form (on the first page).  Please only use the code if you are paying by check!


Please complete the registration form:

Once registration is complete and your payment is authorized, we will send you a confirmation.  A cancellation by June 15, 2015 will receive a full refund minus $150.  A cancellation after June 15 will receive a full refund minus $350 if a replacement student can be found, no refund if no replacement is found.  Most years, we have a waiting list, so replacements may be found given sufficient notice.  Substitutions are acceptable and encouraged.

Lodging Options

The California course, now in its 19th successful year, is held at Sagehen Creek Field Station, 15 mi north of Lake Tahoe, and 45 minutes from the Reno airport. The station combines a beautiful natural setting with excellent research and teaching facilities, free wireless internet, and excellent meals.  For those flying to Reno we will offer a pickup from the airport at 6pm on Sun, August 16.  We can drop you off at the airport at 5:15pm on Fri, August 21.

Sagehen Creek is steps away from the teaching facilities, and provides an excellent on-site laboratory to illustrate many of the concepts taught in the course. Participants can stay on-site or commute from hotels in Truckee (15 minute drive).

sagehen cabins

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