UGA- CAES- Tropical Entomology in
Ecuador and the Galapagos
Discover and explore Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands through this pair of limited-enrollment courses that combine lectures, field studies, and laboratory work with an active travel schedule through one of the world’s premier centers of biodiversity.
Program Recognition by the Travel Channel
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The course travels to diverse tropical locations, including:
- Galápagos Islands
- Maquipucuna Reserve
- Yachana Foundation Reserve
After on-campus orientation sessions, the class flies into Quito, the Ecuadorian capital, then spends a week on a yacht exploring the Galapagos Islands. The remaining time is spent in very different habitats - the cloud forests of the Maquipucuna Reserve, Yachana Reserve in the Amazon Basis, and highlands village of Otavalo, famous for its hand-woven textiles.
Dr. Marianne Shockley
413 Biological Sciences Building
Phone: (706) 542-1238
CAES Study Abroad Coordinator
***Scholarships available for CAES students.
ENTO 4850/6850-4850L/6850L Tropical Entomology (4 hours)
Students will learn insect classification and how to identify insect orders and families. During daily hikes in-country students will also build a digital photo collection of tropical insects. Insect collection, preservation, and sampling techniques, as well as a lot of fascinating insect natural history will be covered as well.
ENTO 4960 Undergraduate Research in Tropical Entomology (4 hours)
Students will conduct original supervised research in the tropics.
1st Summer Session 2018: Exact travel dates to be decided (likely June 9th - June 27th).
All in-country travel, lodging and meals covered by the program fee.
Students pay a program fee, airfare and tuition/fees.
Tentative program fee: $5,000