Environmental Field Study in Namibia
Location and Dates:
Namibia; May 13 - June 3, 2020
Biology 214 (4 credits in Environmental Science). Includes Foundations Credit for F11
BIOL 130/131 and BIOL 140/141 OR
BIOL 120 and CHEM 120, OR
permission from the instructor.
A minimum GPA of 2.5 and be in good academic and social standing.
$4,600 (airfare not included)
- The cost includes housing, transportation within Namibia, and meals (excluding the days in Swakopmund).
An in-country exploration of the major environmental issues of Namibia, one of the world's most arid and most beautiful countries. Students will spend three weeks in the region, visiting different ecosystems, such as the Namib Desert, dry thornveld savannas, and the Kalahari sands. They will meet with indigenous people, NGOs, and governmental officers involved in local environmental issues. Elephant and cheetah tracking can be part of the educational experience during this field study trip. This course emphasizes critical thinking and interdisciplinary learning and is meant to challenge students' world-view to enable them to increase their awareness and knowledge of our global society. Namibia Itinerary 2020.docx
We will stay in hotels, lodges, and B&Bs, but mostly in campsites. Dining will include cafeterias, student cooking, self-catering, and a few restaurants (in Swakopmund). Transportation is arranged and provided by Jon Leach, our long-time guide.
Professor Michael Collins
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- Summer Scholarship Process:Students with need are urged to apply early, before the Summer Scholarship Application closes on December 15.
- Need based award amounts will vary, based on each student's individual FAFSA report. Some awards may cover as much as 100% of the program cost, though most applicants will receive less than that.
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