Australia: Rainforest, Reef, and Cultural Ecology

SIT offers accredited, field-based study abroad programs in more than 30 countries worldwide.

Australia: Rainforest, Reef, and Cultural Ecology

Please visit our website for more information. This program explores the terrestrial and marine ecosystems of far North Queensland and the relationship of traditional and contemporary human cultures with the environment. You will interact with scientists and local experts from organizations such as the Lizard Island Research Station and the Wet Tropics Management Authority to gain a firsthand understanding of ongoing conservation efforts in an exceptionally diverse environment.

Subjects

  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Management Systems / Policy
  • Biology (General)
  • Ecology
  • Ecology And Evolutionary Biology
  • Environmental Risk
  • Environmental Management
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Science

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India: Summer Innovation Lab—Food

Please visit our website for more information. Through excursions, site visits, and discussions with experts in the field, all of which are complemented by hands-on projects, you will develop new skills and diverse perspectives necessary for analyzing the sustainability of food production and nutritional security within integrated and rapidly changing Himalayan agricultural systems. On this program, you will study Sikkim’s dynamic genetic pool of agro-biological resources developed by mountain communities through generations of diverse cultivation and conservation practices. You will learn about and analyze how climate change, globalization, and state government policies impact food production and nutritional security in mountain communities. This course culminates in collaborative group projects related to food, designed by you and innovation lab co-participants in conjunction with local communities.

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