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Slide1:  THE SCHOOL FOR FIELD STUDIES Environmental Field Studies Abroad Kenya Costa Rica Australia Mexico Turks & Caicos 2008 Semester & Summer Programs Slide2:  Our Mission Founded in 1980, SFS is one of the country's oldest and largest undergraduate environmental study abroad programs. Through our network of field stations we work on a diverse range of critical environmental issues in ecosystems around the world. Students learn problem solving skills through field research and cooperative work with local communities, conservation organizations and government agencies. www.fieldstudies.org Slide3:  Permanent field stations foster close community ties Five-year research plans driven by local needs Community service projects and homestays foster cross-cultural exchange: -education and awareness -tree planting -swim lessons Community-based Model Slide4:  Our Centers Kenya wildlife management Costa Rica sustainable development & parks Mexico marine mammal & coastal ecosystems Australia tropical rainforest management Turks & Caicos marine resource conservation SFS Centers www.fieldstudies.org Slide5:  Environmental problem-solving Experiential learning Field research methods Interdisciplinary training Cross-cultural competencies Leadership and community living Language, SCUBA Skill Building Slide6:  Semester 95 days (includes 5 day mid-term break) Core courses in Ecology, Socio-Economics, Resource Management, Directed Research Mexico, TCI & Australia carry16 credits Kenya & Costa Rica carry 18 credits with culture/ language course Program Structure & Content Summer Month-long, 4 credits in Environmental Studies Application deadlines: Session I – April 1 Session II – May 1 Slide7:  Non-profit organization, 28 years Accredited by Boston University Interdisciplinary program draws students from many disciplines Rolling admissions Semester students must have one college-level ecology or biology course (CR- one semester college Spanish) Financial aid available for semester & summer SFS Overview Slide8:  Field Center Director Three faculty, most with Ph.D. and host country citizenship Student Affairs Manager (SAM) Three interns Headquarters Academic Dean Admissions Safety Director Alumni Officer Administration SFS Staff Slide9:  Field-based learning Interdisciplinary Experiential Hands-on “Right in the middle of the rainforest we sat down and had a lecture … where else is your classroom a humming, vibrating rainforest?” Classroom and lab Field lectures Debates and role-play Field exercises Field research Community service Scientific presentations Slide10:  “I was immersed in the issues, spoke with local people, worked on solutions for an ecologically, socially, and economically sustainable future. For every question answered, several more were waiting to be asked."  Help the environment Join our international research teams Engage in high-level field research on local problems Learn how to effectively address urgent environmental problems Slide11:  Kenya Center for Wildlife Management Studies East Africa Slide12:  SFS Programs in Kenya Wildlife Management Studies Conduct research at both our National Park Site & Kilimanjaro Bush Camp Study resource competition conflicts among wildlife, livestock, and humans Work in savannah & forest ecosystems at national parks: Amboseli, Tsavo, Nairobi, Lake Nakuru, Hell’s Gate Learn Maasai cultural history and traditions through a culture & language course Slide13:  Summer Health Program in Kenya Field Study in Public & Environmental Health Work with Maasai villages & group ranches, local health clinics & dispensaries, HIV/AIDS clinics Learn about historical, socio-economic, cultural, environmental, political, and health aspects of life in Kenya Assess and analyze health issues and report findings and recommendations to key stakeholders and communities of interest. Slide14:  Our Field Stations in Kenya Kilimanjaro Bush Camp in the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro Wildlife migration corridor between Tsavo, Chyulu, and Amboseli National Parks Students sleep in bandas; main building has dining room, kitchen, classroom, and library Tour field station online Slide15:  Our Field Stations in Kenya National Park Site Adjacent to Nairobi National Park Peri-urban encroachment on wildlife area Students sleep in bandas; main building has dining room, kitchen, classroom, and library Tour field station online Slide16:  Kenya Kenya Slide17:  Kenya Slide18:  Kenya Slide19:  Kenya Slide20:  Costa Rica Center for Sustainable Development Studies Atenas Slide21:  Our Program in Costa Rica Examine sustainable development on the ground Research economically, socially, and ecologically viable land use strategies Assess relationships between parks and people Field research expeditions: Nicaragua, Monteverde community, & Braulio Carrilllo, Volcan Poas, Rincon de la Vieja National Parks Language, Culture, and Society of Costa Rica course Slide22:  Our Field Station in Costa Rica Small farm with spectacular views overlooking Rio Grande River in Atenas Large house, dorms, outdoor classroom, organic garden, pool, laboratory, library Town is a short walk from field station Tropical forests, beaches, mountains, and volcanoes are within a day’s travel Slide23:  Costa Rica Slide24:  Costa Rica Slide25:  Costa Rica Slide26:  Center for Coastal Studies Baja California, Sur Mexico Slide27:  Our Program in Mexico Study coastal ecology Monitor marine resources Protect and conserve gray whales and highly threatened sea turtles Assess socio-economic stability of the local community Field work at Isla Magdalena kayaking/camping, Loreto & La Paz towns, sea turtle collection & population assessment Slide28:  Our Field Station in Mexico Center overlooks beautiful Bahía Magdalena in Puerto San Carlos; west coast of the Baja peninsula 4-person breezy cabins Computer room, library, classroom, lab, kitchen, dining, and study areas Bath house serviced by artificial wetland waste water treatment system Slide29:  Baja, Mexico Slide30:  Baja, Mexico Slide31:  Baja, Mexico Slide32:  Australia Center for Rainforest Studies Atherton Tablelands Slide33:  Our Program in Australia Study endangered rainforests in a rapidly changing global climate Learn tropical rainforest ecosystem dynamics Track ecosystem recovery from recent cyclone damage Work with rainforest restoration researchers Evaluate carbon sequestration Field trips: Chillagoe, Cape Tribulation, Daintree Slide34:  Summer Programs in Australia/New Zealand Summer I: New Zealand/Australia Tropical Rainforest Management in New Zealand & Australia Socio-economic factors influencing land management Summer II: Australia Techniques for Rainforest Research in Australia - Biodiversity measurement and conservation techniques *Students can take each 4-credit course back to back Slide35:  Our Field Station in Australia Atherton Tablelands in the heart of the traditional land of the Yidinji people Forests and farmland surround the rolling, tropical site Tropical birds, bandicoots, pademelons, primitive musky rat kangaroo, amethystine pythons, wait-a-while plants Cabins, bathhouse, computer lab, scientific library, student common room Slide36:  Australia Slide37:  Australia Slide38:  Australia Slide39:  Center for Marine Resource Studies South Caicos Island Turks & Caicos Center for Marine Resource Studies British West Indies Slide40:  Our Program in Turks & Caicos Research in one of the most spectacular marine habitats in the world Tropical marine ecology Environmental management Fisheries & marine protected areas management Island community economic diversification Community outreach Slide41:  Our Field Station in TCI Field station looks directly out over the sea, adjacent to Cockburn Harbour Coral reefs, mangrove islands, sea grass beds, deep water diving Student rooms, dining area, classroom, library and computer room, veranda Docks, motor boats, commercial compressor, tanks and weights for SCUBA diving and snorkeling Slide42:  Turks & Caicos Slide43:  Turks & Caicos Slide44:  Turks & Caicos Slide45:  Turks & Caicos Slide46:  Turks & Caicos Slide47:  Turks & Caicos Slide48:  Turks & Caicos Slide49:  Join us in the field www.fieldstudies.org

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