Natural History in Costa Rica
SA 21253/Spring Break
This course offers students the opportunity to explore biodiversity hand conduct field studies in tropical rainforest, Pacific dry forest, Pacific rock reef, and Pacific mangrove swamp ecosystems of Costa Rica. This trip is done on Spring break.
Dr. Reuben Goforth
Conservation Biology & Biodiversity Restoration in Columbia
Students will have hands/eyes-on exposure to Colombian tropical ecology and ongoing projects for the conservation/restoration of the extraordinary biodiversity distributed across habitats ranging from the Andean forest to marine and marshland sites on the Caribbean Coast.
Dr. Reuben Goforth.
International Natural Resource Issues in Canada's Pacific Northwest
This is a joint course for students from North Carolina State University, Swedish University for Life Sciences (SLU), and Purdue. Topics that will be studied are forestry, fishing, and wildlife challenges and opportunities. Students will gain a holistic and thematic view on sustainable use and management of natural resources for different geographic, ecological and social conditions
Dr. John Dunning &
Dr. Tomas Höök &
Dr. Doug Jacobs
Envrionment & Culture in the Galapagos
This course will introduce the unique environments and the culture of the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador while integrating ecological topics including biodiversity, adaptation and evolution, biogeography, endemicism, and conservation biology. Students will learn about the history of the islands, explore diverse ecosystems in both marine and terrestrial environments, and will see wildlife species including giant tortoises, marine iguanas, frigatebird, sea lions, whales, Galapagos penguins, sea turtles, Darwin’s finches, sharks, and many more. Students will also learn about human impacts on the islands resulting from climate change, invasive species, and tourism. The itinerary includes visits to Quito, Isabela Island, Santa Cruz Island, San Cristobal Island, and the Mindo Cloud Forest. Activities include hiking, snorkeling, a volcano walk, and a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station to meet with scientists and environmental educators.
Dr. Liz Flaherty
Purdue Desert Summer Practicum in Texas
The Desert Wildlife Biology Practicum offers students the opportunity to learn about wildlife and wildlife management techniques in a desert representative of the western U.S. The course emphasizes species identification and field sampling techniques.
Dr. Andrew DeWoody