Environmental Conservation in Australia

Australia
Multi-city
Environmental Conservation in Australia
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd DateCost
SummerFebruary 25mid Julymid AugustBudget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 2.5
  • Language of Instruction
  • English
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • 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
  • Varies
  • Program Type
  • UA Faculty-led
Program Overview

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. 

Academics

Tentative Summer 2017 dates: July 10 - August 7

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.

The curriculum is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Students from all majors are welcome to attend. Classes are direct UA credit sponsored by the UA Department of Soil, Water & Environmental Science. This program is run by Dr. Hans-Werner Herrmann, Associate Research Scientist, Wildlife Conservation and Management, School of Natural Resources and the Environment and Dr. Thomas Wilson, Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Soil, Water & Environmental Science​.

SWES 495F/595F ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION IN AUSTRALIA (6 Credits)

This program counts towards the certificate in International Environmental Conservation!
Satisfies capstone requirement for the UA Environmental Science Degree. Honors credit available!

Classes are direct UA credit sponsored by the UA Department of Soil, Water & Environmental Science​. This program is run by  Dr. Thomas Wilson, Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Soil, Water & Environmental Science​.

Location

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, then travel to Alice Springs in Western Australia to participate in similar projects.

Housing

Students will live mostly in field camps during this program, with some time in hotels. Camping experience is recommended.

Links of Interest

To read more about the program and see photos from past programs click HERE and scroll down.

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