As part of this two week-long program over Winter Intersession, you will participate in social and ecological analysis of natural resource management in a region of Mexico known for its ecological richness as well as its stark socio-economic contrasts.
You will spend a week at a field station in Sierra de Manantlan Biosphere Reserve working on wildlife field studies such as mist netting and banding birds, mist netting bats, and trapping and marking small mammals. You will also travel to surrounding areas to learn about nature resource management including cleanup of a polluted river and sustainable forestry programs. At the end, you will visit the Pacific Coast to learn more about coastal zone management.
An important note about this program is that students must take a one credit fall semester Mexico pre-trip seminar (F&W Ecol 375) in addition to being enrolled in two credits of F&W Ecol 375: Conservation in Mexico.
For Winter Intersession 2021, the application deadline is Friday, May 1st.This article was posted in International Education & Study Abroad.