December 27, 2023 - January 10, 2024
We will conduct multiple excursions in the area guided by locals to observe plants, birds, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and many other unique features of this amazing forest. Each student will be given the opportunity to develop and implement a unique academic field project. Subjects can include biodiversity and other topics, working with a local tribe to understand their relationships with the environment, and investigate the conflict of natural resource extraction (oil) in one of the last untouched rainforests on Earth.
Students will enroll in 3 units of the following course credit:
RNR 495F/595F: Rainforest Biodiversity (3 units)
Galapagos Islands Program Extension (Dec. 18 - Dec. 26, 2023): Available for an additional cost of $3,870
Investigate the famous Galapagos Islands during the 9-day program extension. The islands inspired Darwin and are a National Park today. Galapagos offers iconic wildlife only found here. We will likely encounter giant tortoises, marine iguanas, seals, sea lions, and many bird species. We will also explore some of the marine habitats around the islands which are equally incomparable and protected. No additional credit is offered for this program extension.
Suggested reading for this program: Savages by Joe Kane
Dr. Hans-Werner Herrmann
Research Scientist and Instructor, Wildlife Conservation and Management School of Natural Resources and the Environment
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