COF Sustainability Courses Spring 2018
LSC 252: Tropical Ecology 4 credits
Meets once per week during semester with 10 days travel over spring break to Belize
For more information contact: Lisa Lobel, firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply by Oct 1 through http://cof.studioabroad.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=51688
This course is an introduction to the natural resources of the tropics concentrating on ecology, conservation and the importance of ecotourism in the economies of countries such as Belize. While in Belize, students will enhance their knowledge through scientific investigations, guided hikes, cultural studies and a service learning component. Highlights of the course include; planning and implementing STEM related activities in a local school, exploration and scientific discovery in unique habitats (coral reef, mangrove, rainforest), as well as visits to cultural sites including the ancient Maya cities Cahal Pech and Xunantunich.