Study Abroad Opportunity:

Environmental Studies and Stewardship in the Galapagos Archipelago and Ecuadorian Cloud Forest

June 24 – July 7, Summer 2020

Experience the wonder of the natural world in some of the most unique environments on Earth!

Course Description:

Students will travel to mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos Archipelago to experience regions designblue footed boobieated by UNESCO as both a World Heritage Site and a Biosphere Reserve, which are renowned for their unique landscapes and endemic species. A major issue to be investigated will be how to sustain these unique environments in the face of human pressures. Our stay will include a service learning project on the Galapagos dealing with sustainability, biodiversity, and the preservation of this fragile environment.

Activities will include:

  • Traveling in the Galapagos Islands and Ecuadorian Cloud Forests

  • Discovering Tortuga Bay and viewing marine iguanas

  • Visiting magnificent frigate bird and blue-footed boobie nests

  • Exploring the Charles Darwin Giant Tortoise Breeding Center

  • Snorkeling with sea lions, sea turtles and rays in the Islets of Las Tintoreras and Kicker

  • Kayaking in Academy Bay and swimming in Las Grietas, a network of flooded volcanic cracks

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Course Title:

Envrionmental Studies and Stewardship in the Galapagos Archipelago and Equadorian Cloud Forest

May be taken for undergraduate or graduate creditexample_course_option

         Undergraduate:  CH370 (1-3), CH401 (1-3), CH409 (1-6), GS420 (1-5),

BI406 (1-2)

         Graduate: CH670 (1-3), GS606 (1-6), ED 607 (1-6)


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What should you do next? 


Download this file to get started:    Guide-for-Applying-to-the-Program

Click here for a Full Itinerary: Itinerary Summer 2020 and for Budget Information: Coming Soon!!


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For More Information  Contact: Patricia Flatt at / (503)838-8644 or Arlene Courtney at / (503)838-8207




Department of Chemistry

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