Program Dates: January 4-22, 2021
Credits: 5 ( BIO 48800 & A48800)
Program: Tropical Ecology and Conservation
The Thailand winter program will explore topics in tropical ecology and conservation. Students will learn about the functioning of a variety of tropical ecosystems including forests, streams, mangrove swamps, coral reefs, and a large subterranean cave. Challenges to biodiversity conservation in developing tropical countries will be investigated through visits to a shrimp farm and tropical tree plantations, including rubber and oil palm. CCNY faculty, David Lohman, will oversee this intensive field-based course where students live at Khao Ban Thad Wildlife Sanctuary and visit a coral reef, a rocky shore, and tropical seagrass beds. Students must be physically fit, able to swim, and willing to go on strenuous hikes in hot and humid conditions.
Cultural excursions and field visits:
• Wildlife breeding center
• Coral reef snorkeling
• Mangroves/shrimp farm
• Buddhist temple
• Bird watching
• Satun cave
Before you go check the helpful links below:
U.S. Department of State International Travel- Learn more about your destination.
- Pay your reciprocity fee here or find out more information on visas.
APPLICATION FEE: $300
CCNY TUITION: 5 CREDITS
PROGRAM COST: $1,550.00
*PROGRAM COST INCLUDES...
Airport Pick Up, Housing, Meals and Cultural Activities.