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15819Buddhism and Conservation Course

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  • project.dragonfly
    Dec 10, 2007
      We invite you to apply to a tuition-free graduate course on Buddhism & Conservation
      offered through Earth Expeditions, a partnership between Miami University of Ohio and the
      Cincinnati Zoo. Earth Expeditions courses are open to educators from both formal and
      informal settings, from all disciplines, who teach students of all ages. Earth Expeditions
      brings educators to conservation hotspots around the world to engage in research,
      connect with fellow teachers in other countries, and discover the power of inquiry to
      generate knowledge.

      The Earth Expeditions course to Thailand focuses on the relationship between Buddhism
      and conservation. Students will have the opportunity to discuss Buddhist views on nature,
      ecology, and conservation with scientists, educators, and "ecology monks" active in
      conservation efforts in Thailand. While spending several days at Buddhist monasteries,
      students will be instructed in walking and sitting meditation practice and participate in
      discussions on contemplative education.

      After the experience in Thailand, students work on class projects throughout the fall
      semester in a collaborative web-based classroom. Earth Expeditions students earn 7
      tuition-free graduate credits from Miami University upon successful completion of the

      To learn more about this course and to apply online, please visit www.EarthExpeditions.org
      <http://www.EarthExpeditions.org> <http://www.EarthExpeditions.org>
      <http://www.EarthExpeditions.org/> . The deadline to apply is January 28, 2008.