September 11 - 22, 2024
Applications open January 2024
Explore the other side of the world with CoF faculty to learn about forest ecology and resource management in a changing climate.
New Zealand is a country of stunning landscapes – vibrant forests, spectacular mountains, alpine grasslands – and fascinating indigenous Maori culture. A leader in progressive action on climate change, carbon sequestration, and conservation, New Zealand also has a highly productive timber industry which is critical to its resource- and export-driven economy. Students will delve into forest ecology and resource management on both the North and South Island – visiting native and plantation forests, bubbling geothermal hotspots, and a field station located in the majestic scenery of the Southern Alps. And for fans of Lord of the Rings, there’s a special visit to the Hobbiton film set.
For more information about the course, application process, funding, or other logistical details, please contact Rachael Fahrenbach.
Faculty-led programs are open to ALL OSU STUDENTS
This includes all majors and campuses, including E-campus, Cascades, dually enrolled students at partner Community Colleges, and our main campus in Corvallis. Because these programs are short-term, they tend to bring together diverse groups of graduate and undergraduate students, online and campus-based learners, students of different ages, majors, and life experiences. That diversity makes group interaction so much richer because there are so many different perspectives.
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