Study emerging models in conservation and education. Understand nature through Buddhist philosophy.
|In Thailand:||TBD 2021 Add 1-2 days travel time. Students arrive at least one day before the course begins.|
|On the Web:||April – December|
|Credits:||7 graduate credits from Miami University; course can be applied to the Global Field Program.|
|Course Cost:|| Projected 2021 Field course (in-country + web): $3,225 (price includes tuition for 5 graduate credits and in-country costs) + airfare to Bangkok, Thailand.|
Projected 2021 Fall project course (web, required): $790 (price includes tuition for 2 graduate credits)
Travel to Thailand to investigate this country’s astonishing Old World rain forests and diverse cultural environments. This course will address key topics in ecology while exploring emerging models of conservation and education. Possible research projects include Buddhism and the environment; indigenous ecological knowledge; spiritual connections to nature; and community forests. Discover the power of inquiry to generate knowledge and inspire conservation. All students will have the chance to conduct an investigation of the local ecosystem, asking their own questions, collecting data, and presenting conclusions.
Prior to and following the field experience in Thailand, students will complete coursework via Dragonfly Workshops’ Web-Based Learning Community as they apply experiences to their home institutions.