Winter 2018 Study Abroad Tanzania

How would you like to spend Winter 2018 with the elephants and lions?

Are you interested in how these species are being conserved?  Have you ever wondered how the aboriginal people interact with these large mammals?  If you are interested in conservation and African culture, this program is for you!  On a four-week guided safari, you’ll experience the splendor of African animals in their natural environment, and learn firsthand about the real, practical challenges involved in wildlife conservation. You will travel to Tanzania with Dr. Jacob Bowman, a wildlife ecologist specializing in large mammal conservation, ecology, and restoration, who has directed this program eight times.

Once in Tanzania, your safari will take you to the national parks and reserves of Serengeti, Ngorongoro, and Tarangire for wildlife viewing amid the savanna. The parks contain spectacular concentrations of wildlife that are habituated to vehicles, allowing close observation of various aspects of animal behavior including foraging, social interactions within species, and multiple-species interactions. You will also spend time on aboriginal lands adjacent to these national parks where you will learn about community-based conservation for the people practicing it. Our time on aboriginal lands is unique because you will have the opportunity to take foot safaris accompanied by local guides, which will provide you the opportunity to really feel Africa.

On safari, you’ll experience a cross-section of ecosystems in northern Tanzania.  Daily field excursions will be supplemented with nightly campfire discussion about African wildlife conservation.

We have four interest meetings planned in the next month:

02/22/2017         5:00 PM – 6:30 PM           219 Gore Hall
03/06/2017         2:15 PM – 3:00 PM           218 Gore Hall
03/08/2017         1:00 PM – 2:30 PM           256 Townsend Hall
03/09/2017         5:00 PM – 6:30 PM           219 Gore Hall

We will present at brief slide show about the upcoming program and answer questions.  I encourage freshman and sophomores to apply!

I hope to see you at one of the meetings,
Dr. Bowman