Environmental Conservation in Australia
|Term||App Deadline||Start Date||End Date||Cost|
|Summer||February 25||mid July||mid August||Budget|
- Language of Instruction
- Foreign Language Requirement
- Class Eligibility
- Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
- Program Open To
- UA and Non-UA Students
- Credit Type
- UA Direct Credit
- Level of Study
- Graduate, Undergraduate
- Housing Options
- Program Type
- UA Faculty-led
Learn about environmental science in the Northern Territories and Western Australia, working with government and private conservation services including The Nature Conservancy, international and national NGOs, and scientific institutions, while participating in ongoing conservation research, including monitoring programs and ecological research.
Tentative 2019 dates: 7/8/19-8/7/19
Spend four weeks exploring the environment of Northern and Western Australia while contributing to conservation efforts and environmental research. You will have the chance to work with the aboriginal population as well as with Australian scientists.
Students will earn 6 units of credit in the following during this 4-week program:
SWES 495F/595F Environmental Conservation in Australia (6 Credits)
Although credit is provided by the School of Natural Resources and the Environment, students from varying majors and concentrations are welcome to join! Additionally, this program counts towards the certificate in International Environmental Conservation and satisfies capstone requirement for the UA Environmental Science Degree.
Honors credit available upon request
Dr. Thomas Wilson, Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Soil, Water & Environmental Science.
After arrival in Brisbane, we will travel to the Northern Territories and visit the regions around Kununurra, including the Kimberley Mountain range. We will participate in ongoing environmental research projects related to fire ecology, environmental restoration, and conservation biology, and then travel to Alice Springs in Western Australia to participate in similar projects.
Students will live mostly in field camps during this program, with some time in hotels. Camping experience is recommended.