Wes Peterson, Professor of Agricultural Economics, firstname.lastname@example.org
Second Five-Week Summer Session, 2021Virtual Study Tour of Africa from Morocco to MadagascarLocations: Virtual
A virtual introduction to Africa. Learn about the rich history of Timbuktu, the arts and music of Mali and Senegal, traditional Beninese religion, churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia and much more. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to Africa, its people, cultures, history, economics, politics, religions, foods, and music. The Economisthas dubbed this the African Century pointing to tremendous prospects for the growth and development of its 54 fascinating countries. While the best way to get to know Africa would be to visit it in person, this virtual tour aims to take advantage of the wealth of recorded information About Africa available in the forms of videos podcasts written material and other images of the continent and its people. In addition, knowledgeable individuals from Africa and the US will share their thoughts about the countries they know.
- The rich history of Timbuktu and its ancient Islamic libraries
- Art and music in Mali and Senegal
- The traditional Beninese religion of Vodun, from which New-World Voodoo is derived
- The amazing churches of Lalibela in Ethiopia
- The lives of nomadic livestock herders in Tanzania
- The ancient medina of Fes in Morocco
- Food and agriculture in West Africa
And much more.
Dennis Ferraro, Conservation Biologist/Herpetologist and Professor of Practice, School of Natural Resources, email@example.com
Spring 2022 - On Hold Due to COVID-19Puerto Rico: Tropical EcosystemsLocations: Puerto Rico
Fields of Study: Tropical Ecology
Observe components of tropical ecosystems, investigate major ecosystems of an island system, and understand the influence of tropical island geology and precipitation on biodiversity structure and sustainable systems.
Dr. Larkin Powell, Professor, Conservation Biology and Animal Ecology, School of Natural Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer 2022Namibia: Wildlife ConservationLocations: Various sites across Namibia
Fields of Study: Biological Sciences, Ecology, Environmental Studies, History, Natural Resources
Observe the varied approaches to conservation and gain first-hand experience in a country that has taken up the challenge to save wildlife species of serious concern.
Dr. Nathan Conner, Associate Professor of Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication email@example.com
Summer 2022Rwanda: Land, People & ChangeLocations: Rwanda - East Africa
Fields of Study: Agricultural Leadership, Environmental Studies, Entrepreneurship, Agribusiness
Learn about the history, culture, agricultural and environmental practices, and current state of Rwanda. Explore and understand how arts-based digital storytelling techniques can be used for engaging public audiences in positive change movements. Visit national parks, genocide memorials, historic cultural villages, and many local businesses and organizations.
Brad Goetsch, PGA Golf Management Instruction Coordinator Bgoetsch2@unl.edu
Summer 2022United Kingdom: PGA Golf ManagementLocations: Scotland
Field of Study: Golf Management
Develop a deeper understanding of the golf industry through the increasingly important international/cultural lens while conducting informal qualitative research in the game's birthplace. Explore various golf facilities and interact with international staff and management. Become familiar with the golf industry from both a course management and an agricultural perspective.
Rosalee Swartz, Director/Program & Recruitment, Department of Agricultural Economics, firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer 2022Spain & France: European Culture and Food ProductionLocations: Barcelona, Spain and Paris, France
Fields of Study: Agribusiness, Agronomy and Horticulture, Food Science
Explore the French and Spanish countryside, walk the streets of Barcelona and Paris and experience the agricultural foundation of the iconic cuisines of these two regions by touring vineyards, visiting olive oil facilities, and learning first-hand from experts throughout the region about European food production.
Dr. Kathy Anderson, Professor of Animal Science, email@example.com
Summer 2022Ireland: The Horse Industry and ExtensionLocations: Ireland
Fields of Study: Animal Science
This program offers an in-depth study of the horse industry, culture, and history of Ireland. Visit major breeding, training, racing, and schooling farms while interacting with equine professionals in the Irish horse industry.
Dr. John Carroll, Director of the School of Natural Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer 2022South Africa: Conservation in Southern AfricaLocations: South Africa
Fields of Study: Fisheries and Wildlife Management, Environmental Studies, Natural Resources
This program is centered on a nature reserve in South Africa, Africa. Students will learn fundamentals of natural history, field techniques in conservation, bush survival and animal behavior.
Dr. John Carroll, email@example.com
Fall 2022Field Guiding in Southern AfricaCourse Type: Web conference
Enrollment: NRES 492 (3 credits)
Get a live online introduction to conservation and ecotourism guiding in southern Africa.
Dr. Paul Read, Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture, firstname.lastname@example.org
Winter 2022-2023Australia: Ag Down UnderLocations: Australia
Fields of Study: Agribusiness, Agronomy, Animal Science, Entrepreneurship, Horticulture, Natural Resources
Learn about the unique biodiversity of the continent, the amazing wildlife and innovative agriculture industry, including hop, poppy and fruit production; modern dairies; and some of the best wineries in the world
Winter 2022-2023New Zealand: Land of the Long White CloudLocation: Christchurch, New Zealand
Fields of Study: Agribusiness, Agronomy, Animal Science, Environmental Studies, Food Science & Technology, Forestry, Natural Resources
Enjoy summer in January in the Land of the Long White Cloud (New Zealand) while learning about a country diverse in both agriculture and natural resources. See how this small country has become a major player in the agricultural export market including dairy, sheep, deer, cattle and wine. Partake in the Polynesian culture and the adrenaline-pumping activities that make tourism the second leading industry in New Zealand.
Mark Burbach, Geoscientist, School of Natural Resources, email@example.com
Winter 2022-2023Australia: Managing Diverse EcosystemsLocation: Australia
Fields of Study: Natural Resources
Australia is one of the most biologically diverse countries on the planet. This program explores the complex environmental and social issues associated with managing Australia’s diverse ecosystems.
Dr. Yalem Teshome, firstname.lastname@example.org
TBDTraveling with Chocolate from Mesoamerica to West AfricaCourse Type: Web conference & in-person
Enrollment: AGRI 310 (3 credits)
Learn about the historical, cultural, and economic dimensions of cocoa growing and chocolate producation.