Summer Environmental Exchange – Tahoe Baikal
All of TBI’s programs are cancelled for 2014 and are suspended indefinitely. For future possibilities please write to Programs Director Matt Robertson at email@example.com.
The Summer Environmental Exchange (SEE) Program is an approximately 9-week long, experiential, place-based, watershed education and leadership development program hosted at Lake Tahoe in the USA and Lake Baikal in southern Siberia, Russia, as well as Mongolia, exploring the Selenga River, Lake Baikal’s upper watershed. The program’s primary themes are watershed protection, sustainable development, and cultural exchange.
Participants will enjoy a unique opportunity to learn about current initiatives in environmental science and policy, as well as the natural and cultural history of the Tahoe and Baikal watersheds, including Mongolia’s Selenga River, the largest tributary to Lake Baikal. They will spend 4 weeks at Lake Tahoe, 10 days in Mongolia, and 4 weeks at Lake Baikal, discovering other cultures in a way that cannot be replicated in a classroom. Through small-group investigative projects, ecological restoration work, meetings with experts, and interactive workshops that simulate environmental problem-solving scenarios, participants apply their diverse skills and observe how political, legal, and administrative bodies work together with researchers, academic organizations, non-profits, businesses, and residents to promote stewardship and environmental protection.
All of TBI’s programs are cancelled for 2014 and are suspended indefinitely. For 2015 possibilities please write to Programs Director Matt Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written inquiries can be sent to:
P.O. Box 13587
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151