Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Tiputini, Ecuador
- Program Terms: Spring
- Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
This unique field study course gives students hands-on experience in the ecology of tropical rain forests. Tropical Field Studies will explore the physical and biological factors that result in the formation of these forests, and their impressively high biodiversity. We will be based in a global biodiversity hot-spot in eastern Ecuador (Amazon basin), with a short visit to beautiful cloud forest in the Andes mountains. Students will explore some of the key animal and plant players in these ecosystems and their complex interactions. Students will also consider the effect of human impacts on these forests, and how development processes affect local communities. Teaching methods will include faculty and guest lectures by local experts, immersive hands-on field teaching modules, and research papers.
By completing this Intensive Course Abroad, students will:
Credit/Registration: Students will be registered for ENVS 323 or ENVS 523 Tropical Field Studies 3 credits as part of their spring term course load. Students must leave room for the 3 credits in their spring credit load when registering for spring term, or will be billed for credits exceeding the 20 credit maximum. Graduate students will be billed for 3 Drexel credits at their normal rate.
Instructor: Sean O'Donnell, Professor in Drexel's Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science
Arrival Date: March 24, 2019
Departure Date: March 31, 2019
*Students may extend their travel independently before or after program dates.
Itinerary Overview: Daytime and night time field trips and observation periodsMarch 24 (Sun): Evening general introduction/orientation at hotel: Ecology in tropical America
Due Nov. 15th: $500 Advance Payment + $25 application fee
Due Jan. 15th: $850 Final Payment
*All payments are non-refundable unless declined admission or program cancels for unforeseen reasons.
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