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The School for Field Studies - Techniques for Wildlife Field Research
Moyo Hill Camp, Tanzania (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Program Sponsor: Field Studies 
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Lang. of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.6
Housing: Residence Hall Program Type: Off-Campus Study
Areas of Study: African Studies, Anthropology, Biology, Botany, Earth Science, Ecology, Economics, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Geography, International Studies, Sciences, Sociology, Tourism, Zoology
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  • Term: Summer Session II
  • Credits: 4 semester-hour credits (8 credits if taken with Session I)
  • Prerequisites: No course prerequisites: 18 years of age
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admissions. Early applications encouraged
  • Financial Aid: All accepted students can apply for need-based scholarships, grants, and loans


Expeditions to the national parks and other protected areas offer students significant opportunities to experience hands-on learning about environmental issues and a suite of strategies for resolving them.

Students learn a suite of field research techniques and methods for studying wildlife ecology and assessing management policies and conservation practices in Tanzania. The focus is on the Tarangire-Manyara ecosystem, where we practice field techniques in national parks, community wildlife management areas, and in villages.
  • Acquire quantitative skills to determine species density, diversity, and habitat preference among species within a conservation area; on trips, learn how to plan, prepare, and conduct a comprehensive game count of wildlife
  • Gain skills in collecting behavioral ecology data on birds, primates, elephants and other animals
  • Determine species-habitat relationships and differentiate between habitat specialists and habitat generalists; understand the implications of observed relationships for the management of animals and habitat
  • Through direct interaction with local community members, assess local views on community wildlife conservation initiatives including identifying the various forms of human wildlife associated losses and people’s attitudes towards wildlife and resource challenges




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