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Tuesday, Feb. 3, 17, 24 (10-1) Student Union
PSY 475 (3 hours PSY or ENV) draws from environmental, cultural, and developmental, psychology to reflect interdisciplinary interests in positive youth development and sustainable community development. We travel to Northern Tanzania and the Island of Zanzibar in East Africa where we learn about environmental and humanitarian concerns facing Tanzanian youth and communities. Students have the opportunity to partner with Tanzanian youth members of Roots & Shoots (R&S), an environmental and humanitarian program founded in Tanzania in 1991 by Dr. Jane Goodall, the world-renowned primatologist and humanitarian. Students learn about the emerging field of conservation psychology; positive youth development (resilience, leadership, civic engagement), nature-youth relationship, and environmental education. Course can count toward environmental studies minor.
Northern Tanzania Safari – See all the best of African safaris – bike, hike, and drive though Taranagire, Lake Manyara and the Ngoro Ngoro crater to see elephants, lions, zebras and explore Maasai culture.
Mt. Kilimanjaro – partner with Tanzanian youth and the Mweka community (Jane Goodall Institute) for hands-on learning on the “roof top of Africa” – plant trees, build efficient stoves, dance, and swim in a waterfall!
Island of Zanzibar – Swim the azure Indian Ocean, visit a spice farm, tour Stonetown’s ancient sites, learn about Swahili culture, and relax on the Beach while getting henna.