ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

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Program Description

Courses: Grade 11 University/College Environmental Science (SVN3M) or Grade 12 University/College The Environment and Resource Management (CGR4M)

Located on an island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, the Dominican Republic can be viewed as a microcosm of the world. Managing the same environmental issues as Canada such as solid waste management, renewable energy vs. fossil fuels, protection of national forests, impacts of climate change on agriculture and oceans, the country offers a perfect platform for comparison. Students will not only acquire in depth knowledge and understanding of these issues but they will develop the critical thinking skills required to analyze the complexity of underlying factors that must be addressed in order to develop solutions to these issues.
Upon arrival to Las Canas, participate in a beach walk and investigate examples of renewable and alternative energy sources. Compare and contrast the impact of conucos (family farming) vs. industrial farming, when you visit an organic coffee and cacao plantation in the Gaspar Hernandez area. Trek through the abundant forest of the El Choco National Park, and explore one of the many caves that house brilliantly clear underground freshwater reservoirs. Take a trip to Taino Farm to see permaculture in action – a sustainable farming design that works with the surrounding ecosystem for a true farm-to-table production process.

Highlights

Teleferico to Mount Isabel
El Choco National Park
Beach Resort
Taino Farm
Salsa Dancing in Carabete
Las Canas beach walk
Organic Coffee and Cacao Plantation
Cave Exploration
Puerto Plata
Traditional Dominican food

What`s Included

FEES INCLUDE:
Airfare and land transportation
Accommodations
Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
All admissions to both course specific sights and recreational group activities
Course materials
All applicable taxes
All gratuities
FEES DO NOT INCLUDE:
Trip Cancellation Insurance
Out of Country Health Insurance
Discretionary spending money

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Program Locations

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

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Program Details

Provider:
EduTravel for Credit
Location
  • Dominican Republic: Puerto Plata
Language:
English
School type:
High School Study Abroad
Duration:
1-2 weeks
Participants:
Canadian
Cost:
$2,900

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