Environmental Issues in New Zealand
December 26, 2017 - January 15, 2018
October 1, 2017
New Zealand is a series of volcanic islands on the Pacific Rim. It is a land where native vegetation evolved back in the time of Gondwanaland, where birds and insects dominated and humans arrived less than a thousand years ago. With the first humans came a variety of ecological imbalances that the Kiwi people are still learning how to address.
Participants will compare management of natural resources in New Zealand and Minnesota so they can relate their learning abroad experience to Minnesota’s natural resources, people, and policies.
This study abroad course will explore these ecological wonders by visiting both the North and South islands where you’ll see first hand cave formations, hike to the top of a volcanic mountain, tour a city destroyed recently by an earthquake, visit glaciers, hot mud baths, geysers, the rainforest, coastal beaches, ancient forests and discover extreme sports.
CFAN 3518 - 3.0 credits
*For more detailed information, see the program syllabus.
WHO WILL BENEFIT
Students interested in the enviromental sciences, natural resources, climate issues, and sustainability.
LEARNING ABROAD CENTER FIRST STEP SESSION
First Step Sessions give basic information about programs, services, and resources available through the Learning Abroad Center. You do not have to reserve your spot, just show up to 230 Heller Hall, West Bank. You can also complete the First Step Session online.
Please note: Because we cover so much information in a short period of time, if you are more than 5 minutes late you will have to attend a different First Step Session.
$6,995. This fee includes instruction and fees, all program activities and excursions, airfare, local transportation, insurance, lodging and several meals.
Stephan Carlson is a professor and extension educator in enviromental sciences and forestry. His areas of expertise include recreation land management and youth development.
Gina Brewington Senior Academic Advisor & Advising Coordinator.