Wildlife Ecology Study Abroad in South Africa: Land of Contrasts and Conflicts on Elephant Conservation
Stan Cunningham, instructor in wildlife biology in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, will talk about the South Africa Wildlife Ecology Study Abroad Experience he led in 2015. The first part of the seminar will cover the process of setting up this study abroad program and what it took to make it happen — from the first meeting in 2011 to the actual program in 2015. He’ll summarize the learning objectives, curriculum, and the experiences in South Africa. Included will be a 10-minute video about last year’s activities and plans for 2017. He will also discuss how South African Conservation issues provide a meaningful learning opportunity for students, using elephants and ivory sales as the example.
The Science and Mathematics Colloquium Series is funded and organized by the Faculty of Science and Mathematics, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, at ASU's Polytechnic campus.