This course meets for one arrangement in Term 7 and is followed by a trip to Uganda in June.
This course centers on learning to do quality field research in Uganda’s varied biomes. Students travel through national parks and reserves and visit historical sites. Students spend much of the time in Queen Elizabeth National Park or Murchison Falls National Park, with visits to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Students are mentored by local and international academics, conservation managers, and other practitioners in ecology and conservation. By designing research projects with their teacher, students contribute meaningful scientific data to issues faced by managers working in East African Conservation. Students also partake in meaningful service work determined by our host’s needs and wants
Students earn 1 credit in science and fulfill their service requirement. (Students who hope to travel to Uganda during the academic year rather than in June should register for MUL990U instead of this course.)
This course is cross-listed as SCI-880U (Science).
Min-Max Credit Hours: 1.0-1.0