Tropical Field Biology & Conservation in Ecuador is an immersive study abroad course with a strong focus on experiential learning, design thinking, and engaged scholarship. Students will receive lectures on tropical biology and conservation and will implement and write up field-based research projects related to the lecture material. Students will experience the challenges and rewards of conducting field research and implementing interdisciplinary socio-ecological research in a biodiversity hotspot. These activities take place within a context of community engagement based on collaboration and interaction with Ecuadorian residents.
Students will also be exposed to a number of conservation efforts. This includes visits to sustainable coffee and cacao production; environmental education initiatives; small-scale agricultural projects designed to improve the nutrition of local residents; and eco-tourism ventures.
Apply on the Study Abroad website before April 4th! Questions? Email Megan at email@example.com.