Jan Term: The Forest Online - IDS 1132
To apply: Email Dr. Scullion by April 1st with a short email that explains:
(a) why you want to participate in the course and (b) what you would bring to the team?
Stories change the world and thus the focus of this course is the art and practice of digital storytelling. Students in this course will learn how to create great stories by undertaking field research and practicing digital storytelling through a three-week Jan Term trip to the Peruvian Amazon. In the field, students will collect the information needed to tell digital narratives that explore intersecting issues of environmental conservation and social-justice via first-hand reporting. Before their departure, in the fall semester, students will spend time developing the skills needed to integrate personal experience and scientific knowledge into compelling storytelling. After their trip to Peru, in the spring semester, students will practice and improve their storytelling skills by developing their own stories individually and in groups. Depending on students’ interests, their stories will include personal insights and share the perspectives of those working to conserve and develop Peru’s Amazon forest and/or to advocate and educate on social causes of personal interest.
This program is open to all current McDaniel students. All applicants will be interviewed by the faculty leader, who will then select the participants.
Location and Itinerary
January 2-21, 2020
January 2nd – Fly from BWI to Lima, Peru
January 3rd – Fly from Lima to Puerto Maldonado, Peru
January 5th – Travel to the Las Piedras Amazon Center (LPAC), Peru
January 15th – Travel to Boca Paria Manu community, Peru
January 19th – Travel to Puerto Maldonado, Peru
January 20th - Travel to Lima, Peru
January 21st – Fly to USA
January 22nd – Arrive in USA
This program will include class meetings during Fall 2019 and Spring 2020.
Anticipated fees are $3,600. This includes airfare, transportation to and from the airport, accommodation, food, in-country transportation, guides, and insurance. Additionally, students will be charged the $125 Jan term fee.
April 1, 2019
Final Withdrawal Deadline
(after which there will be no full refunds): May 1st, 2019
For more information, contact the Jan Term leader:
Dr. Jason Scullion
Visit the course website here: https://theforestonline.com/