Brown Environmental Leadership Lab: Alaska
Cultural preservation, economic growth, and environmental choices
2016 Program Dates:
Sunday, July 31 - Saturday, August 13, 2016
Minimum age of 15 at the time of the program.
Online Info-Session: Location-Based Programs, Spring + Summer 2016 — Thursday, February 4, 7pm EST
Hear from Program Directors about study opportunities in Alaska, Atlanta, Costa Rica, Providence, Rhode Island, Rome, and Segovia. Submit your questions ahead of time, or ask them during the session!
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Alaska is a place where multiple stakeholders — corporate, governmental, native and non-native — struggle to balance the consumption of natural resources with long-term sustainability. This summer, Brown University, in affiliation with the Cook Inlet Tribal Council and Kenai Peninsula College, travels to south-central Alaska to introduce students to the beauty and complexities of present-day Alaska.
Over the course of two weeks, we will explore issues Alaskans face in balancing cultural and environmental preservation with economic growth. Learning will be fast-paced, experiential, and include widely diverse perspectives.
Topics of study:
- Alaska Native history and cultural preservation
- Sustainable harvest of salmon
- Climate change's impact on culture, economics, and the environment
- Oil exploration and extraction
- Arctic marine and terrestrial ecosystems
- Socially-responsible leadership
Students will enroll in BELL: Alaska (CRN: 10682 or 10861)
If you are female, please register for CRN 10682.
If you are male, please register for CRN 10861.