Amman, Aqaba, Dana, and Ajloun
5 weeks, 6 credits
May 26 – June 24, 2013
Embark on a journey to explore Jordan’s ecology and biodiversity through a partnership with Columbia University’s Global Center in Amman and the Middle East Research Center.
Discover the wetland, marine, freshwater, desert, and forest ecosystems of Jordan, which contain a wide variety of flora and fauna.
Learn more about important environmental issues in Jordan, including limited natural freshwater resources, deforestation, overgrazing, and deforestation.
Travel across Jordan to the coastal southern region of Aqaba, to study coral reef and marine ecology at the Red Sea Marine Science Center.
Explore the desert region of Dana and the Ajloun Forest, as well as the Dead Sea, to develop an in-depth understanding of the country’s biodiversity.