In the World
- The course examines the many pressures on Maasai to change their way of life. Throughout the course we consider factors affecting the sustainability of human communities and their cultural traditions, animal and plant populations, and practices (e.g. herding, farming, "safari" tourism, mining) affecting natural resources such as soil and water.
- This course will examine and evaluate current and proposed policies for addressing environmental issues in the Pacific Northwest. Issues to be examined include wilderness, endangered species, mining and mine remediation, hydroelectric dams, water rights, public lands management, logging, and outdoor recreation.
- German communities building massive wind farms along the seacoast once sustained by fishing and shipbuilding? Articulate Norwegian teenagers effectively confronting national politicians on Arctic oil drilling and nuclear power use? A Luther graduate working to save the world’s rainforests? Toddlers on skis out learning in the forest in all weather? (We went with them!)