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Natural Resource Management in the Amazon


    The conservation of tropical forests is a key sustainability challenge of the 21st Century and it requires knowledge of forest ecology and the social factors that influence conservation success. This program will teach students necessary natural and social science fundamentals, and how to effectively integrate them to respond to conservation challenges.

    Along the way, students will:

    • Have class in the middle of the Amazon forest
    • Participate in night time forest critter walks
    • Visit waterfalls, lakes, and rivers
    • Climb an observation tower above the forest canopy
    • Conduct forest research
    • Interact with riverine communities
    • Travel and sleep on a river boat
    • Meet rubber tappers
    • Learn about hydropower and conservation

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