Wednesday, January 12th, 2011...12:49 pm

2011 Academic Expeditions from International Peace Park Expeditions

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International Peace Park Expeditions (IPPE) offer students opportunities to build a professional network before graduation, make connections in government and international development agencies as well as interact with international, national, and local NGO’s working in biodiversity, eco-tourism, international development, environmental conservation, transboundary resource management, and peacebuilding initiatives.  Experience for yourself how the theory you learned in class, plays out in the real world.

There are currently 2 courses being offered:

1.) Community Participation in Transboundary Conservation, Parque Internacional La Amistad, Costa Rica/ Panama, March 7-26, 2011.

This combined course offered through UPEACE and ICAR combines traditional academic practice with experiential learning methodologies and online learning to create a  unique, dynamic accredited academic expedition course in Parque International La Amistad.

Students will be immersed in theories of community participation surrounding transboundary conservation in International Peace Parks through course readings and lectures from subject matter experts.  At the same time, the course will afford students the opportunity to translate theories into practice through first-hand experiences trekking through Parque International La Amistad, crossing the Costa Rica/Panama border, and living among local peoples.

For more information, access this link:  Community Participation in Transboundary Conservation

2.) Conservation Without Borders: Exploring the Prospects for a Peace Park in the Balkans, Balkans Peace Park (proposed), Albania/Kosovo/Montenegro, May 28-June 13, 2011.

UVM’s Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources Professor Saleem Ali, and IPPE Executive Director Todd Walters will lead a 16-day accredited academic expedition course through the proposed Balkans Peace Park between Albania, Kosovo, and Montenegro to introduce students to the dynamics involved in the creation and management of an International Peace Park.

For more information please follow this link: Conservation Without Borders

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