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Rainforests of New Zealand and Australia


In this two-country program, you will learn how environmental and social factors have contributed to forest fragmentation in the spectacular, once-vast rainforests of Australia and New Zealand. Compare endangered species management practices, meet with Indigenous communities to learn about their natural resource use and relationship with the environment, and examine ecosystem restoration approaches. Learn More

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Summer 2020

Jun 1 - Jul 1

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Watersheds of the Wet Tropics


The Great Barrier Reef and the tropical rainforests of northern Australia form a complex, interconnected system. Spend your summer learning about rainforest and watershed management in this verdant region while considering the policies and actions needed to maintain healthy waterways in the face of climate change. Learn More

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Summer 2020

Jul 6 - Aug 5

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Forests in the Land of the Thunder Dragon


Explore the rich culture, biodiversity, and dramatic mountain views of the Bhutanese Himalayas and learn how forests are integral to achieving the goals of Gross National Happiness. Spend four weeks surveying forests – which cover more than 70% of the landscape, visiting ancient shrines, and studying issues of conservation and development in one of the most fascinating countries in the world. Learn More

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Summer 2020

Jun 1 - Jul 1

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Big Cats of the Himalayas: Tracking and Conservation


In Bhutan, a deep cultural and spiritual reverence for life has aided in the preservation of the country’s tigers, snow leopards, and other wild cats. Using camera traps and radio telemetry, study the conservation of these elusive creatures and learn how adaptation and management strategies can ensure their survival in a changing world. Learn More

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Summer 2020

Jul 6 - Aug 5

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Elephants of the Cambodian Highlands


Spend your summer in the lush Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, studying the behavior and ecology of the endangered Asian elephant. Examine human-wildlife conflict and conservation pressures and discuss elephant welfare and management practices. Visit the vibrant city of Phnom Penh and the ancient temples of Angkor to explore the history and culture of Cambodia. Learn More

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Summer 2020

Jun 1 - Jul 1

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Biodiversity and Sustainable Food Systems


Using coffee and chocolate as case studies, explore the relationships between food systems, ecology, conservation, and sustainability. Learn how different agricultural techniques have the potential to restore biodiversity and combat climate change. Study the sociocultural history of coffee and cacao, from Indigenous histories to modern production and exports. Learn More

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Summer 2020

Jun 1 - Jul 1

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Fundamentals of Sustainability Research


Spend your summer investigating issues of biodiversity conservation and sustainability in Costa Rica’s vast network of national parks and protected areas – the perfect natural laboratory. Hone your research skills in the field as you design and conduct a research project, collecting data and presenting your results to your peers and key community stakeholders. Learn More

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Summer 2020

Jul 6 - Aug 5

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Fundamentals of Wildlife Management


Kenya + Tanzania. In this two-country fundamentals course, the world-famous national parks and reserves of Kenya and Tanzania are your classrooms. Through safari drives and field excursions, study wildlife found nowhere else on the planet – in person. Discuss different approaches to wildlife management and conservation, and learn about traditional knowledge and culture from Maasai and other community groups. Learn More

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Summer 2020

Jun 1 - Jul 1

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Primates of the African Savanna


Primates are some of the most intelligent species on the planet and a fascinating case study on animal behavior. Venture into Kenya’s national parks to study these complex, social creatures. Through field observations and research, learn about the ecology and behavior of Syke’s, colobus, and vervet monkeys, bush babies, and yellow and olive baboons as well as human-wildlife conflict and conservation issues. Learn More

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Summer 2020

Jul 6 - Aug 5

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Tropical Island Ecosystems: The Human Impact


Snorkel and hike through the diverse environments of Bocas – from coral reefs and mangroves to beaches and rainforests – and study human impacts, such as tourism, on the island’s ecosystems and communities. Meet the local residents who depend on both tourism and natural resources and learn about current approaches to sustainable development in the archipelago. Learn More

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Summer 2020

Jun 1 - Jul 1

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