Paraguay: Course Details

Course Themes

  • Collaborative leadership
  • Natural history of Paraguay
  • Guarani socio-ecology
  • Public engagement in science
  • Inquiry and participatory education
  • Community-based conservation

A typical day in Paraguay is likely to include:

  • Study at field conservation sites
  • Team-based strategic planning and program development
  • Interactions with experienced and emerging eco-leaders of all ages
  • Student-led discussions on key course topics
  • Journal writing
  • Open inquiries
  • Projects supporting the mission of Para La Tierra (e.g. environmental education, primates, reptiles and amphibians)

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

More Information

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