Lake Baikal: The Soul of Siberia

Join Wellesley College's Russian and Biology departments for Lake Baikal: The Soul of Siberia, a Spring-semester course designed to acquaint students with both the scientific and cultural issues surrounding Lake Baikal and the Baikal region. Students will study the ecology of Lake Baikal and Siberia, the Russian environmental movement, and the singular cultural values of a lake that is not only the most biotically rich in the world but is also the "soul of Siberia." Coursework at Wellesley in the spring will be supplemented by travel to eastern Siberia in August 2013. This is the first Wellesley course to unite a Science department and a Humanities department.

And in August, you too will be able to discover the delights of Baikal by checking out our "Field Work in Baikal" section, where pictures and accounts of each day of the trip will be posted. Until then, drop by the "Photo Gallery" to see shots of the town and biostation where the students will live and work.


Read the Chronicle of Higher Education's feature on Wellesley College's Lake Baikal Course.



Baikal Information

Course Information

Field Work at Baikal

Baikal Maps

Baikal Gallery


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Last Modified: October 4, 2010