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  • Locations: Arusha, Tanzania
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: The School for Field Studies (SFS) 
  • Restrictions: WWU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 04/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Program Type: Field Study, Study Abroad Language of Instruction: English
Fields of Study: Anthropology, Biology, Botany, Culture, Ecology, Economics, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geography & Land Studies, Hospitality & Tourism, International Studies, Sociology Housing Options: Student Residence/ On Campus
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Description:
 

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TECHNIQUES FOR WILDLIFE FIELD RESEARCH,
TANZANIA


PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Term: Summer Session II
  • Credits: 4 semester-hour credits (8 credits if taken with Session I)
  • Prerequisites: No course prerequisites: 18 years of age
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admissions. Early applications encouraged
  • Financial Aid: All accepted students can apply for need-based scholarships, grants, and loans


OVERVIEW

Expeditions to the national parks and other protected areas offer students significant opportunities to experience hands-on learning about environmental issues and a suite of strategies for resolving them.

Students learn a suite of field research techniques and methods for studying wildlife ecology and assessing management policies and conservation practices in Tanzania. The focus is on the Tarangire-Manyara ecosystem, where we practice field techniques in national parks, community wildlife management areas, and in villages.
  • Observe wildlife in parks and protected areas which may include Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and Serengeti National Park
  • Practice field techniques in national parks, community wildlife management areas, and in communal land outside protected areas
  • Learn field skills including species identification, sampling and data analysis methods for flora and fauna, large mammal behavioral study methods, remote and on-ground sensing and spatial mapping, social survey design and interviewing skills, and communication skills


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