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 voluminous and 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 the summer. Offered since 2001, this is the first Wellesley course to unite a humanities department and a science department.

Check out our Field Work section, where pictures and accounts of  past trips have been posted daily, and where we'll be recording our new research activities for future courses.