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The United States Ambassador to Chile Visits the Omora Ethnobotanical Park

The US Ambassador to Chile recently visited Omora Park. Michael Hammer, the ambassador, along with Dinah Arnett and Kimberly Gillen, met with the Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program to discuss the research and future plans of the program. His trip began with his arrival to Puerto Williams on Monday, September 12, in order to partake in a tour at the Omora Ethnobotanical Park. He was met by the group of researchers that work in the Biosphere Reserve of Cape Horn.

Please read the original article written by Fabian Campos in Spanish below.

http://www.umag.cl/facultades/williams/?p=6397

Secretary of Tourism Visits the Omora Park in the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve

Omora Park recently opened its doors to two groups of tourists, numbering 36 participants each. This tour was made possible by the Chilean Association Congress of Tourism (ACHET), the University of Magallanes (UMAG), the Millenium Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB), the Omora Foundation, and the participation of the University of North Texas (UNT).

Please read the original article written by Fabian Campos in Spanish below.

http://www.umag.cl/facultades/williams/?p=6363

Technological Galapagos Exhibition Results in Punta Areas

This past Friday, September 9, 2016, in the library of the University of Magallanes, there was a presentation on the results of the Technological Galapagos Mission: A model of specialized tourism and the conservation of the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve. This activity was organized by the Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program (SBCP) as well as the University of Magallanes (UMAG), the Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB), the Omora Foundation, and the University of North Texas (UNT).

Please read the original article written by Fabian Campos in Spanish below.

http://www.umag.cl/facultades/williams/?p=6388

Chile’s Foreign Invaders by Ramiro Daniel Crego

Read the full article by visiting the link below.

http://sunstruckmag.com/2015/11/04/chiles-foreign-invaders/

UNT Study Abroad Fair

The UNT Study Abroad Office hosted a Study Abroad Fair on Nov. 10th in the Library Forum. The fair encouraged study abroad programs to discuss with students the various locations around the world and credit hours that can be taken abroad. Tracing Darwin's Path (TDP) is one of the longest running study abroad programs at UNT and has been offered since 2006. The TDP course is unique in that the course is co-taught with their Chilean partner university, Universidad de Magallanes (UMAG) in Punta Arenas via a Master of Science course. This Wintermester course enrolls any student level as well as all majors, and Spanish speaking is not required. This allows UNT students to partner with students from different cultures as well as with different academic interests, sharing their perspectives while discussing philosophical, ecological, environmental and conservation issues. Through these opportunities students will discover and better understand their roles as global citizens. While in Chile, students will have outdoor lectures in the Omora Ethnobotanical Park located nearby the southernmost city in the world, Puerto Williams, Chile. The course includes a three-night camping trip to experience one of the most pristine wilderness areas remaining in the world while learning ways of defining, studying, communicating and conserving biocultural diversity.

The 2015-2016 course has topped out enrollment for Dec. 2015, and the 2016-2017 wintermester enrollment will be open sometime in March 2016 for applications. Tentative dates for the 2016-2017 course are Dec. 26, 2016 through Jan. 15, 2017. Spaces are allotted on a first come, first serve basis. If you are interested in studying in Chile and having a life-changing experience, please contact chile@unt.edu to sign up for the email list for course notifications. You may also visit the Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program office in ENV 310A or call 940-369-8211 for more information.

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