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DescriptionDates/Itinerary Cost | Dr. David Osgood | Dr. Barty Thompson

(EVS/SOC/IDS 298)

ECOLOGICIAL AND ANTHROPOLOGICAL

FIELD STUDY

IN THE AMAZON OF PERU

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"We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity
belonging to us. When we see land as a community in
which we belong, we may begin to use it with love
and respect."Aldo Leopold

Introducing a field study course within the Peruvian Amazon offered through the Biology and Sociology Departments at Albright College. The course is designed to introduce the basics of ecological and anthropological field design. The exploration culminates in 10-day student projects within the Tahuayo-Tamshiyacu Reserve in the Amazon Basin of Peru. The Reserve is a communal (community-based) reserve comprised of tropical river, lowland rainforest, wetlands, and several native villages. Dr. David Osgood (Dept. of Biology) and Dr. Barty Thompson (Dept of Sociology and Anthropology) lead this course available for college credit or professional/personal development (more details).