Protecting the Biological and Cultural Diversity of Borneo
Summer Field School 2011
Presently, we are organizing the first complete biodiversity study of the Wehea Forest and the first documented ethnoecological study with the Wehea Dayak in their village. An important component of each study is a field school, designed for undergrads but open to students of all levels.
Ethical Expeditions is collaborating with the Wehea Dayak in East Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo to organize the first complete biodiversity study of the Wehea Forest and the first documented ethnoecological study with the Wehea Dayak in their village. An important component of each study is a field school, designed for a small group of undergraduates, and open to students of all levels. From mid-May to the end of June, 2011, students will work alongside research scientists, local community members and university peers. Students will meet their professors in Balikpapan, Indonesian Borneo and begin the course Beyond the Rhetoric: Exploring the complexities of protecting Indonesia’s forests. We will then travel to Wehea where the group will divide and students will spend the next four weeks completing a Field Methods course, either in the Wehea Forest with the biodiversity study or in the Wehea village with the ethnoecological study. This is a unique opportunity for students to be involved with meaningful field work in biologically rich Borneo, which may lead to the future protection of the Wehea Forest and the preservation of the Wehea culture. Please see the following links for detailed information:
Borneo Expedition 2011: http://ethicalexpeditions.ning.com/page/borneo-2011
Course Descriptions: http://ethicalexpeditions.ning.com/page/courses-and-syllabi
Biodiversity Study: http://ethicalexpeditions.ning.com/page/wehea-forest
Ethnoecological Study: http://ethicalexpeditions.ning.com/page/wehea-cultural-study
If you would like more information or have questions, I would be pleased to speak with you in further detail about our program.
All the best,
Sheryl Gruber, Co-Founder