Program Details

Highlights of the program: A five day foot march (Padyatra) through village communities. Housing in village homes to observe sustainable agriculture practices. Visits to forest areas to observe and appreciate the economic significance of non-timber forest
Location:
Dehra Dun, India
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
The program is designed to enable students to achieve an informed appreciation of the manner in which forest communities depend on their surroundings for the maintenance of their communities. Students will gain an understanding of some of the threats to the ecosystem upon which their existence depends. Topics to be covered include, but not limited to ecological degradation, rural migration, climate change, the Appiko movement, religious issues of conservation, rural energy development, water mills, and forestry.

Highlights of the program: A five day foot march (Padyatra) through village communities. Housing in village homes to observe sustainable agriculture practices. Visits to forest areas to observe and appreciate the economic significance of non-timber forest products. Upon conclusion of the program students should have a developed appreciation for the philosophical grounding of the activism that has addressed these ecological problems.

Cost:
$5000

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