Summer Session II

Techniques for Wildlife Field Research

Tanzania

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In this second session, learn a suite of foundational field research techniques for studying wildlife ecology and assessing conservation policies and practices. Focusing on the Tarangire-Manyara ecosystem, practice interactive methods for assessing local community perceptions of conservation efforts, and contribute to long-term research goals at our Center.
 

Language:
All coursework taught in English
Credits:
4
Prerequisites:
None

Summer session II


Location

Arusha Region - Tanzania


Summer 2018

July 9 - August 8

Open


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Price

Tuition:

$5,090

Room & Board:

$2,395


?   Total Cost:

$7,485

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Spend the summer surrounded by the incredible wildlife, vibrant culture, and world-famous national parks of Tanzania. These summer courses can be taken individually (4 credits) or in combination for a total of 8 credits. The combined summer program provides a thorough introduction to wildlife management strategies and the research methods routinely used to assess wildlife ecology. Students participating in both sessions receive a $1,000 discount.

Both sessions include game drives and field lectures in Serengeti, Tarangire, and Lake Manyara National Parks, and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The sessions integrate community interactions and relationships through studying the role of community-based natural resource management.

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Academics

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What You'll Study


  • Wildlife management
  • Habitat characterization and preference
  • Natural resource valuation
  • Wildlife abundance and diversity
  • Wildlife species home range

What You'll Practice


  • Vegetation sampling and description
  • Nature interpretation and scientific writing
  • Natural resource valuation methods
  • Quantitative & qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Wildlife census techniques
  • Research design & implementation
  • Language (Swahili)


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Center for Wildlife Management Studies


Tanzania

Students attending this program will be based at the SFS Center for Wildlife Management Studies in Rhotia, Tanzania. Click below to find out more about the Center and life at the field station.

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