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Virtual Field School

Reference Field  (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Town/City Remote
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Voluntary & Interns
Deadline 31/12/2021
Company Name Para La Tierra
Contact Name Karina Atkinson
Email info@virtualfieldschool.org
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Can’t Wait to Travel? Explore Latin America through our Virtual Field School
Learn about sustainable communities and environmental change with National Geographic Explorers

This fall, Para La Tierra has teamed up with field experts across Latin America are offering a certificate course in conservation, culture, and environmental change, all from the comfort and safety of your home. The course offers seminars, virtual field-trips, and one-to-one mentorship by experts whose work has been funded by the National Geographic Society.

The five participating instructors first came together to create the Virtual Field School as a collaborative solution and response to COVID-19, which has detrimentally impacted their five NGOs and community partners, who are struggling to survive economically during this time of crisis.

In this Virtual Field School, participants will first travel the seas of Costa Rica and Honduras, where they will learn about marine biodiversity, the impacts of tourism, and sustainable development. They will then head to the high Andean mountains of Peru to learn from Quechua artisans about their traditional knowledge in light of the environmental, cultural, and economic changes they face. Finally, they will visit the remote forests of Paraguay to better understand the complex realities of conservation work where the government is not pro-environment.

This course is an interdisciplinary social science and humanities field school aimed at both the university student and life-learner alike. It is for anyone interested in sustainable development, nature conservation, and socio-ecological change. This is an incredible opportunity to gain an inside look at critical development and conservation issues, while supporting local communities and grassroots non-profit organizations - all with zero carbon footprint!

The online course runs from 15th February to 30th April 2021 (ten weeks) and has a limited capacity of 25 students. The course fee is $395, and all five course instructors will donate 100% of their teaching fees to their partnering non-profit organizations, to be able to continue their important conservation and community-engaged socioeconomic development work, now and in the future.

Register for the course or learn more at www.virtualfieldschool.org. For more information, contact us at info@virtualfieldschool.org.

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