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Culture, Conservation, and Natural History of Madagascar

Location: Various locations in Madagascar

Course: Biology 244, offered every other year

Madagascar is a living laboratory of extraordinary natural environments; in fact, 80 percent of its plants and animals are found only on the island. During this course students observe the island's unique plants, animals, and culture while interacting with the Malagasy people. The class explores Madagascar's uniqueness by studying its natural history and culture with an emphasis on the delicate balance among human needs, culture, conservation, and natural resources. The course is interdisciplinary and includes an introduction to the Malagasy language, culture, and tribes, as well as its conservation, natural history, and biodiversity.

Instructors: Professor of Biology Allen Crooker and Technical Assistant in Biology Rob Hunt
Length of program: 23 days

Carol Young Woodard '50, P'85, H'91 and her husband, Ralph

Hartwick College has long demonstrated remarkable skill in fostering student learning through knowledge and experience. We value the importance of Hartwick's well-rounded approach to education and feel that supporting these efforts is a winning investment in current and future generations. Of course, it's always satisfying to make an investment with a guaranteed return.

- Carol Young Woodard '50, P'85, H'91 and her husband, Ralph

Trustee Emeritus
Endowed the Jessie E. Jenks Scholarship and the Young/Woodard Scholarship funds
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