Earth Expeditions

Thailand: Buddhism & Conservation

Study emerging models in conservation and education. Understand nature through Buddhist philosophy.

Course Details
Planned dates
in Thailand:

June 20 – 29, 2022

Plan to arrive at least one day before course begins and depart the day after course ends. Add 1-2 days travel time. Students arrive at least one day before the course begins.
On the Web: May – December
Credits: 7 graduate credits from Miami University; course can be applied to the Global Field Program.
Course Cost: 2022 Field course (in-country + web): $3,225 (price includes tuition for 5 graduate credits and in-country costs) + airfare to Bangkok, Thailand + $500 additional course support costs.

2022 Fall project course (web, required): $790 (price includes tuition for 2 graduate credits)

Course Overview

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.