Past Program

Aug 05 - Aug 12, 2000

Sustainability, Education, and Management of Change in the Tropics


This special session will be the second in a series convened in partnership with EARTH University and in cooperation with Noragric, Centre for International Environment and Development Studies at the Agricultural University of Norway It will take place on EARTH’s campus, a 3000 hectare farm in Costa Rica’s tropical Atlantic coastal zone; the academic and commercial farms at EARTH comprise an extensive outdoor laboratory where vital hands-on learning takes place. This session will provide an on-site, critical analysis of EARTH as an educational model and the further opportunity to explore themes such as community involvement, experiential education, and sustainable technologies in managing change in the tropics.