Tracing Darwin's Path | Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program

Tracing Darwin's Path

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The previous classes in the series have focused on nature writing, ethnoecology and biocultural conservation while tracing the path of Darwin as he sailed the Beagle Channel. UNT students can apply online here. To attend this adventure and learning experience, please contact our Program Office for more information at Currently enrolled UNT students can apply online here.

Tracing Darwin's Path Series

Since 2006, students from University of North Texas (UNT) and various other Chilean and U.S. universities have been participating in the Tracing Darwin's Path field experience, held in the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve. This innovative, interdisciplinary study abroad program is coordinated by the Omora Sub-Antarctic Research Alliance in association with UNT, the Universidad de Magallanes (UMAG) and the Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB).
The courses are based at the UMAG in Punta Arenas and the Omora Ethnobotanical Park in Puerto Williams, Chile. Introduction to Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation is a recommended prerequisite to the study abroad course, and is offered each fall semester for both UNT and non-UNT students.

Continuing the interdisciplinary theme of the course, we ask students of both the biology and philosophy portions to write about their experiences in Chile. Throughout the website you will find short essays and stories from undergraduate and graduate students, international voices from both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, and the many professors and others who are part of the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve effort detailing the philosophies and projects ongoing in the area.

Magallanes Penguinos of Otway Sound. (Photo by Alexandria Poole, Chile-UNT Archive)

To learn more about past courses, or the experiences of previous students, please visit the links below:

December 2016

December 2013

December 2012

December 2011

December 2010

December 2009

December 2008

June 2008

December 2007

Fall 2009 Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Seminar

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