Dates for 2021 coming soon!
We will conduct multiple excursions in the area guided by local tribesmen to observe plants, birds, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and many other unique features of this amazing forest. Each student will be given the opportunity to develop and implement a unique research project. Research can include biodiversity and other topics, working with Huaoranis to understand their relationships with the environment, and investigate the conflict of natural resource extraction (oil) in one of the last untouched rainforests on Earth.
Students will enroll in 3 units of the following course credit:
RNR 495F/595F Rainforest Biodiversity (3 units)
Cloud Forest Program Extension: December 20 - 26 (Additional cost of $1550)
Investigate dry tropical forest, coastal wetlands, and some marine and island life during the 7-day program extension on Ecuador's Pacific Coast. The Cloud Forest at Mindo, located along the Pacific slopes of the Andes, offers extraordinary wildlife and a species composition distinct from those on the eastern slopes of the Andes. Students will visit the Machalilla National Park and Isla de la Plata as well. No additional credit is offered for this program extension.
Suggested reading for this program: Savages by Joe Kane
Dr. Hans-Werner Herrmann
Associate Research Scientist, Wildlife Conservation and Management School of Natural Resources and the Environment
firstname.lastname@example.org, (520) 626-3645
Forbes Building Room 415B Tucson, Arizona 85721