This short-term study abroad program examines the natural (and related social) history and environmental conservation of North Queensland, Australia.
After an initial stay in Townsville, with lectures from faculty at James Cook University, we will explore the network of national parks, reserves, offshore islands,
and coastal areas of northern Queensland. In the field, we will snorkel and explore the marine diversity of the Great Barrier Reef, learn about Aboriginal culture and
history through interactions with indigenous communities, investigate natural resource management, ecotourism and farming practices in the bushlands, and
hike through the tropical rainforest of the Daintree World Heritage Area to study the diverse wildlifeand flora of Australia.
Check out our application page: BearsAbroadAustralia