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Amazon: Course Details

Course Themes

  • Tropical rainforest ecology
  • Avian ecology and conservation
  • Community-based environmental education
  • Sustainability, ecological footprints, and low-impact practices
  • Inquiry-driven learning
  • Participatory education
  • Traditional ecological knowledge

A typical day in Amazon is likely to include:

  • Study at field conservation sites
  • Lectures
  • Student-led discussions of key course topics
  • Engagement with local communities
  • Open inquiries
  • Journal writing

Dragonfly Workshops Web-Based Learning Community

Upon acceptance into the program, students will join instructors and classmates in DragonflyWorkshops’ collaborative Web community to complete pre-trip assignments. After returning home, students will continue to work in their Web-based community through early December to develop projects initiated in the field, discuss assignments, and exchange ideas. All students should expect to spend two to three hours a week contributing to their Web-Based Learning Community from their home or school computer. Navigating the Web platform is easy–it’s designed for people with no prior computer experience. To learn more about this unique Web experience, visit dragonflyworkshops.miamioh.edu.

More Information

For more information on the admissions process, physical requirements, and more, please visit FAQs.

AZA Certificate Course