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Blas Isles Blas Isles

Issues in Sustainability and Natural Resource Management

January 4 - 16, 2019

This two-week faculty-led program in Panama explores the Global Issues related to natural resource conservation. Students will earn 3 university credits.

You will learn about:

  • Tropical forest ecology;
  • Natural resource management and conservation issues;
  • Indigenous cultures in the Autonomous San Blas Region;
  • The impact of climate change on tropical environments and cultures;
  • Local, regional, international impacts of tropical deforestation;
  • Latin American history and culture;
  • Agricultural practices and related issues in developing countries;
  • Incredible landscapes, unique ecosystems, biodiversity;
  • Field work, data collection, & more.

Why Panama?

Panama is a beautiful country with a diverse array of landscapes and ecosystems. It hosts remote and spectacular rain forests, river gorges, water falls, volcanoes, fertile agricultural areas, coral reefs, pristine remote island archipelago's and tree covered highlands. Panama also is home to indigenous groups, including the Embara and the Kuna. Gain an understanding of how these people attempt to embrace their cultures and traditions, while also welcoming new ideas and change. Panama is rich in history, and serves as a global economic engine via the Panama Canal.

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25th Anniversary

Celebrating 25 Years

    1992 through 2017, 25 years

Join us Sept. 15-16 to visit campus and reconnect with alumni, faculty, staff, and friends.

Celebrate with Us

Read the Summer Newsmagazine

    CNRE Newsmagazine Spring 2017

Select a Major

We have 11 majors for you to choose from with over 10 options to specialize in. Select yours now and join us in bringing the future to nature.