Study Abroad in Ecuador: May-June 2018

Dr. Ignacio Moore (BIOL) and Dr. William Hopkins (FWC) will again offer “Tropical Ecology & Conservation BIOL 3954/FIW 3954 (6 credits)” in Spring and Summer I 2018. The course is open to all majors. The Spring course will be taught on campus.

During Summer I, the class will travel to Ecuador where students will traverse multiple ecosystems, from the Amazonian lowland rainforest to the high altitude Andes. Students will visit one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, and visit with local indigenous people to learn about conservation challenges in the region. The course is reading- and writing-intensive, physically demanding, includes an independent research project (*includes proposal writing and scientific research paper writing), and requires enrollment during both semesters.

Enrollment is limited and formal application procedures can be obtained now from itmoore@vt.edu or hopkinsw@vt.edu.

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Faculty Leaders

Drs. Ignacio Moore and Bill Hopkins

Dr. Ignacio Moore (BIOL) and Dr. William Hopkins (FWC) are offering “Tropical Ecology & Conservation BIOL 3954/FIW 3954 (6 credits)” in Spring and Summer I 2016. The course is open to all majors. During Summer I, the class will travel to Ecuador where students will traverse multiple ecosystems, from the Amazonian lowland rainforest to the high altitude Andes. The course is reading- and writing-intensive, includes an independent research project, and requires enrollment during both semesters.

FOLLOW THE ADVENTURE!

You are invited to follow the VT Ecuador students as they report back from South America during their 3-week journey, May 17th-June 5th. They will be blogging to here on the GCC site and posting to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #VTEcuador.

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