Life in the Field

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Panama
Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies
Faculty Post

Supporting Local Tourism

by Leon Mach, Ph.D.


It is rare for academics to get a chance to put their ideas into practice. One of the best parts about working with SFS is getting the opportunity to moderate community engagement projects that align with our academic interests. Two...
February 26, 2019
		
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Kenya
Wildlife and Water Studies
Faculty Post

Amboseli: Where Water and Wildlife Meet

by John Kioko Masila, Ph.D.


We have just completed a 5-day trip to Amboseli National Park. Amboseli (pronounced Empusel) means "salty dust” according to Maasai people. The “dust devils” from the dry loose volcanic soils associated with the formation of Mt. Kilimanjaro contrast drastically with...
February 26, 2019
		
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Cambodia
Conservation and Development Studies
Staff Post

Wildlife Rescue in Cambodia

by Rattanak Sovan Dyna


The gibbon 'Jumper' looks at us and then keeps travelling through the forest, relying on her long arms to jump from one tree to another. Only her missing leg reminds us of her hard past of being captured by wildlife...
February 26, 2019
		
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Peru
Amazon Studies
Faculty Post

"Science Jamming" about Collpas on the Sucusari

by Laura Morales, Ph.D.


Why do we and other animals eat earth? More specifically, why do animals in the Western Amazon eat earth from certain places and how does this behavior affect them and the forest? What do people (scientists and locals) know about...
February 26, 2019
		
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Cambodia
Conservation and Development Studies
Jacob Handel
Student Post

Temples and Tourism

by Jacob Handel


Entering the walls of Angkor Thom is full immersion into Cambodia’s infinite beauty and some unfortunate circumstances. The nature within the complex alone is reason to visit. These temples act as a veritable sanctuary for all kinds of wildlife –...
February 26, 2019
		
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Cambodia
Conservation and Development Studies
Staff Post

10 Reasons to Study Abroad in Cambodia

by Lora Doughty


Cambodia: Vibrant and Beautiful   The dense, green jungle bursts with a chorus of birdsong, and soft steps and snapping branches herald the arrival of an Asian elephant, while a deep breath fills your lungs with fresh, moist forest air....
February 20, 2019
		
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Turks & Caicos Islands
Marine Resource Studies
Lina Beron Echavarria
Student Post

First Impressions of TCI

by Lina Berón Echavarría


As the Spring 2019 SFS students begin to settle into their new homes around the world, we asked them to share their impressions of the experience so far. Lina Berón Echavarría had this to say about SFS Turks & Caicos:...
February 11, 2019
		
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Bhutan
Himalayan Environment and Development Studies
Yuko Nakano
Student Post

First Impressions of Bhutan

by Yuko Nakano


As the Spring 2019 SFS students begin to settle into their new homes around the world, we asked them to share their impressions of the experience so far. Yuko Nakano had this to say about SFS Bhutan:   Why did...
February 11, 2019
		
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Peru
Amazon Studies
Staff Post

10 Reasons to Study Abroad in Peru

by Lora Doughty


Peru: Amazing Amazon   Imagine peering out across the horizon – and all that meets the eye is dense green foliage. You take a deep breath, and the sweet, warm air of the surrounding forest envelops you as the sounds...
January 31, 2019
Kenya
Wildlife and Water Studies
Staff Post

10 Reasons to Study Abroad in Kenya

by Lora Doughty


Kenya: A Wild Adventure!   Africa. Few places in the world evoke such pure excitement, with the prospect of seeing large mammals roaming free in their natural habitats - elephants lumbering through the bush, lions dozing in the sun, and...
January 31, 2019
Australia
Rainforest Studies
Staff Post

2018 Photo Contest Winners!

by Kris Pieper


SFS recently announced the winners of the 2018 photo contest, which ran from Fall 2017 to Summer 2018. This year's contest saw more than 650 entries from 78 students - spanning 8 SFS centers across the globe. One grand prize...
January 16, 2019
		
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