The School of Natural Resources is leading a new study abroad trip to Australia over winter break 2020.
The trip, a partnership between Mark Burbach of SNR, and Laura Young, of the Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication department, will focus on natural resources, communications, eco-tourism and the environment.
Trip highlights will include:
- Snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef
- A visit to the oldest rainforest in the world
- A boat cruise in the Southern ocean, with likely views of seals and dolphins
- A New Year’s Eve fireworks and celebration along the waterfront in Hobart
- Firsthand educational learning opportunities on Aboriginal history and culture
- Visits to Sydney Bay, Bondi Beach, and the Blue Mountains
- Exploration of Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park, where students will see Tasmanian devils, kangaroos, wombats, and more.
Students will gain an understanding of how ecosystem services, communication, business, leadership and culture all tie together, with discussion and course outcomes dedicated to these broad themes.
Students can learn more about the trip in informational meetings this week:
- 5 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 27) in Hardin Hall 901
- 3 p.m. Friday (Feb. 28) in Hardin Hall 901
The course, Australia: Managing Diverse Ecosystems, will be offered through UNL Education Abroad. More trip details are expected on the university website by mid-March. Applications to study abroad in Australia will be due in April.