Upcoming Cuba Trip
The Geography and Earth Science Department is offering an
exploratory trip to Cuba, led by Dr. Cravins and custom tailored to your
interests and studies, both personal and academic. Students will explore the beautiful old stone
city of Havana, see museums, visit caves, but they will be there as global
geographers rather than tourists. As
such, students will have the opportunity to meet and establish networks with
Cubans – working professionals, professors, and government workers. Whether your interests lie in cultural
studies, social infrastructure, or the environment, Dr. Cravins will work with
you to make the trip and its itinerary best serve your specific area of
interest. This trip has the potential to
facilitate independent student research, and/or count towards credit. Tentatively scheduled for January 2015, contact
Dr. Cravins for more
information and to discuss how this trip can best suit your interests and meet
your academic needs.
Upcoming Kenya Trip
In summer of 2014, Dr. Sambu will travel to Kenya to study
environmental policies designed at global levels in relation to the local
strategies implementing them. The main
focuses of this research are wildlife conservation and water supply development
programs. Kenya is home to rich
bio-diversity and suffers from water scarcity, making it an ideal area for
studying global initiatives at a local level.
Students interested in being a part of this research are encouraged to
contact Dr. Sambu for
information on joining him on a 2015 follow-up trip to Kenya.
The Geography and Earth Science Department is proud to work
with and support the UW-La Crosse Vermicomposting project. Vermicomposting is an innovative method of
composting using worms to drastically reduce the amount of food waste on
campus. For more information visit the
UW-La Crosse sustainability page.