Summer Session I

Rainforest Management Studies

Australia

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Compare conservation histories between two countries, each once home to vast and spectacular rainforests. In New Zealand, students discover critically endangered flora and fauna and the events that have led to their decline. In Australia, students use their New Zealand experiences to critically compare political structures, co-management arrangements, land-use patterns, and biogeography.
 

Language:
Coursework is taught in English
Credits:
4
Prerequisites:
None

Summer session I


Location

Queensland - Australia


Summer 2018

June 4 - July 4

Open


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Price

Tuition:

$4,650

Room & Board:

$2,300


?   Total Cost:

$6,950

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Spend the summer immersed in the forests of Australia and New Zealand. These summer courses can be taken individually (4 credits) or in combination for a total of 8 credits. The combined summer program provides students with the opportunity to compare ecosystems and approaches to natural resource management, and practice techniques for field research. Students participating in both sessions receive a $1,000 discount.

Both sessions include a multi-day excursion to Daintree National Park. Only Session I includes a trip to New Zealand, while only Summer II includes a field trip on the Great Barrier Reef.

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What You'll Study


  • Natural resource management comparison of two countries
  • Threatened species conservation in two countries
  • Socioeconomic drivers of change
  • Indigenous knowledge and histories

What You'll Practice


  • Stakeholder identification in environmental issues
  • Issue identification and critical thinking
  • Comparative analysis of two countries
  • Written and oral presentation skills


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Center for Rainforest Studies


Australia

Students attending this program will be based at the SFS Center for Rainforest Studies in Yungaburra. Click here to find out more about the Center and life at the field station.

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