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Information Session for Course to Namibia, Wednesday, October 17th

Posted: October 11, 2012

Information Session for spring course that will travel to Namibia for 2 weeks in June. Session will be held on Wednesday October 17th at 1:30 p.m. in room 217 Forest Resources Building.

Come learn about Ag Sci's newest embedded course to Namibia! Open your eyes and see! That will be the challenge given every day to the students who participate in this new Penn State Field Course in Evolutionary Biology taught in the Republic of Namibia in affiliation with Bushveld Sarfaris CC.

This spring semester class will consist of 3-4 lectures at University Park followed by a 16-day trip to Namibia in June, and is open to any major. During the tour in Namibia, students will learn about the Namib Desert and Skeleton Coast, the Benguela Current and other Upwelling ecosystems, continental drift and landscape ecology, the lore of the bushmen, and the contrasts of government and private management of wildlife resources. Some of the sites we'll visit include the Gobabeb Desert Ecology Research Station, Walvis Bay, Estosha National Park, and the Cheetah Conservation Fund just to name a few. Please join us on October 17th to learn more about this exciting new opportunity! If you have questions or are interested but unable to attend the info session, please contact Michelle Haagen in the Ag International Office or call 814-863-0249.

Submitted by Michelle Haagen (mjh36@psu.edu)