The Ecology of People, Place and Adventure

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Join our popular field studies program! You will explore human and environmental relationships through adventure activities, and camping or backpacking experiences in unique wilderness environments including Australia's Kakadu National Park and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as Rotorua, and the Southern Alps of Aotearoa New Zealand.

This course will help you develop your understanding of how contemporary perspectives on adventure, eco-tourism and conservation impact on the wellbeing of people and place. A better socio-ecological understanding of such places and processes will encourage efforts for positive environmental action.

  • Explore world-renowned Aoraki Mt Cook National park, the Fiordland World Heritage area, the Great Barrier Reef, fascinating geothermal and marine reserves, along with places of immense cultural significance to indigenous peoples.
  • Meet many Australians and New Zealanders with a deep understanding of important global issues including nature’s influence on human wellbeing, adventure tourism in a warming world, cultural understandings of sustainability, personal and group development
  • This program is ideal for those who love learning in the outdoors, exploring new cultures and ideas, and for anyone with an interest in the future wellbeing of humans and the world’s natural environments.

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