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      International Program on Sustainable DevelopmentSummer
                  Environmental Education Days II:
       Community and Environmental AssessmentEnvironmental
                     Education in ChileCosta Rica

                        University of Washington, Winter August 20065
                 Trip to Costa Rica: February August 2146 - March 2327, 20065

    The Environmental Scienceducation Program at the University of Washington, Bothell is
offering a comprehensive short course on sSustainable Developmentpractices during Winter
Summer Quarter, 20065. The program will introduce students teachers to sustainable practicesa
foreign cultural experience, and ecological conservationenvironmental assessment, and island
culture, and will include a service-learning component in which students assess the impacts of
development on the environment and communitiesinteraction with a school in rural ChileCosta
Rica. We will be primarily be staying at Punta Frangi Pani, a 2000-hectare sustainable ranch.
    The four-week travel program to Chile will be centered around a three-week stay in a rural
community in the Juan Fernández Islands. These islands, located 670 km off the central coast of
Chile, are frequently referred to as a temperate counterpart to the Galápagos Islands. Both of
these island groups are characterized by isolated floral and faunal communities that exhibit high
degrees of endemism. The archipelago consists of three islands: Isla Robinson Crusoe (Más a
Tierra, 47.9 km2), Isla Santa Clara (2.2 km2), and Isla Alejandro Selkirk (Más Afuera, 49.5
km2).
    The program is divided oneinto three 5-credit courses 5-credit course:

SEED II: 1. International Sustainable PracticesEnvironmental Education:           BEDUC 591
DBES 497a                                                   55 credits
An international experience investigating and building on the concepts of environmental
education.
Instructor: Chuck Henry, Environmental Science

   “Identification of community infrastructure: status and needs.”
Instructor: Chuck Henry, Environmental Science/Sustainable Resource Sciences

2. Island Ecology and Conservation                          BES 497b              5 credits
    “Introduction to and field experience in ecology and conservation on a temperate oceanic
island.”
Instructor: Michelle Wainstein, School of Aquatics and Fishery Sciences

3. International Island Cultures:                         BES 497c           5 credits
    "Study of local Chilean history and culture"
Instructors: Michelle Wainstein, School of Aquatics and Fishery Sciences
             Chuck Henry, Environmental Science/Sustainable Resource Sciences
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                      For more information and program application contact:

                                Chuck Henry: clh@u.washington.edu

                              Chuck Henry: clh@u.washington.edu
                          Michelle Wainstein: mwain@u.washington.edu
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II. Student Eligibility
    There will be a maximum of 158 students teachers chosen to participate in this class. Non-
matriculated and matriculated, advanced undergraduate and graduate students in environmental-
related education programs are invited to apply. Students from other disciplines are also invited
to apply though their numbers will more limited. Participants are selected on the basis of
scholarship, preparation, interest, motivation, emotional maturity, and financial responsibility.
No previous international, language or design experience is required, though a willingness for
hard physical activity is necessary and familiarity with at least basic Spanish is a plus. Priority
will be given to K-12 teachers that are UW Bothell students, then other K-12 teachersUW
campuses. Students outside of the University of Washington may also apply, and may be
selected to the program based on availability.
    The Juan Fernández Islands are Punta Frangi Pani is located 670 km off the central coast
ofabout 6 hours (by car/bus and ferry) west of San Jose, ChileCosta Rica, and requires a
kilometer walk to get to lodging facilities. The islands are reached by either a plane or a slow
boat. No previous international language or design experience is required, though a willingness
for physical activity is necessary and familiarity with at least basic Spanish is a plus. The
program requires that the student be in good physical shape. This is a coastale area, so we will be
walking in a variety of conditions – beach, riparian areas, and some hills.topography of the area
is variable with very steep terrain. There are few marked and maintained trails. StudentsTeachers
will be required to hike, plant trees, and join in other activities.transport all equipment to and
from the study and study sites. Restoration and fField research sessions will be long and may be
conducted during the night as well as during the day. St, so students will need to be comfortable
and competent functioning under these conditions, which includes warm temperatures (to 90°+
and humid conditions).

III. Assignments
    StudentsTeachers will be required to attend 2 weekly evening seminars meetings prior to the
trip, and do reading assignments and view PowerPoint presentations on sustainable practices.
There will also be various assignments in preparation with the trip. While in ChileCosta Rica,
studentsteachers will participate in group discussion, design restoration and research other
environmental activities. StudentsGroups of two teachers will be required to present a poster on
the topic of their choice pertinent to the trip, and an iMovie of summary (via PowerPoint) of their
research projectsexperience upon returning to the UW. In addition, studentsteachers will prepare
team proposals for future projects in ChileCosta Rica, which will be worked on during weekly
evening meetings upon our return.

IV. Texts
       1. ChileCosta Ricaan history and culture (TBD)
       2. ChileCosta Ricaan ecology (TBD)
       3.Introduction to Permaculture, Mollison, 1997, Tagari Publications                             Formatted: Bullets and Numbering


V. Study Site
   (Developing)The sites for our environmental experience will be Sarapiqui Conservation
Learning Center and Punta Frangi Pani, a 2000-hectare sustainable ranch. We will be engaged in
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to establish a relationship with local schools. Tree planting, soils and water monitoring will be
conducted on the ranch. We also will be taking a midnight turtle watch walk.

VI. Application
     Applications for this program (which includes enrollment in BEDUC 591 DBES 497a, b), c
are available upon request from: Chuck Henry (clh@u.washington.edu), or as a downloadable
file from http://faculty.uwb.edu/chenry/CR2006/application.doc. or Michelle Wainstein
(mwain@u.washington.edu). Completed applications are due September April 15, 20020064
along with a $250 deposit along with a $200 deposit.. A copy of your most recent transcript
must accompany your application from each college or university attended. Acceptance
decisions will be made by October May 1, 20020064.

VII. Program Fees
   Program fees will be approximately $1,100 ($900 + your $200 deposit). These fees cover all
expenses once you are in Costa Rica in addition to your tuition. Fees are paid to UW and sent to        Formatted: Font: Bold
Engineering Professional Programs (EPP) at:                                                             Formatted: Font: Not Bold
                                SEED II:        BEDUC 591 D
                         c/o UW Engineering Professional Programs
                            10303 Meridian Ave. North, Suite 301
                                                                                                        Formatted: Font: Not Bold
    Seattle WA 98133-9483Program fees will be approximately $3,400. Academic fees are paid
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                                           to:
                                  International Programs & Exchanges Office
                                       516 Schmitz Hall, Box 35 58 15
                                           University of Washington
                                       Seattle, WA 98195 USA



VIII. Refund Conditions for Academic Fees
   1. If you are not accepted to the program, the entire deposit of $200 will be returned to you.       Formatted: Bullets and Numbering
   2. If you are accepted and withdraw prior to July 1, 2006, the application fee less a $50
       handling fee will be refunded to you. If you have used financial aid for your program
       payments, the application fee less a $50 handling fee will be credited to your student
       account.
   3. If you withdraw after July 1, 2006, you will be liable for the $50 handling fee and any
       other non-recoverable payments already made or committed on your behalf, which could
       range from $200 to the entire program fee.
       1.If you are not accepted to the program, the entire $250 application fee will be refunded.      Formatted: Bullets and Numbering
       2.If you are accepted & withdraw prior to December 1, 2004, the application fee, less a
           $50 handling fee, will be refunded.
       3.If you withdraw after December 1, 2004, you will be liable for the $50 handling fee
           and any other non-recoverable payments already made or committed on behalf of the
           participant, which could range from $500 to the entire class fee.
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IX. Travel Program
    Each participant is responsible for reservations and costs of travel to and from SantiagoSan
Jose, ChileCosta Rica (including airport tax ($26) and for any personal travel or transportation
around ChileCosta Rica. Travel to the Juan Fernández IslandsPunta Frangi Pani and on required
excursions and field trips within the program are included in the program fee.
       A. What's Included:
        All ground and air transportation in ChileCosta Rica (excluding personal travel)
        All scheduled excursions during the program
        All admission fees to national parks and reserves, including fees for English and
           Spanish speaking guides and naturalists
        All meals (except where noted) and hotel/lodge accommodations while in ChileCosta
           Rica during the program duration
        Educational materials and equipment for the academic and research programs

        B. Not Included:
         Round trip airfare to San Jose and airport tax ($26).                                          Formatted: Bullets and Numbering

         Meals while in transit to/ and from the US and above the per diem while traveling in
           ChileCosta Rica
         Tips to drivers and guides
         Items of personal nature such as phone calls, souvenirs, and laundry service

        C. Accommodations:
   Overnight accommodations while traveling in ChileCosta Rica will be made at hotels/lodges.
Arrangements will be double, triple or quadruple occupancy depending on the facility.
Accommodations on the Juan Fernández Islandsat Punta Frangi Pani will be at small hostels or
houses rented from the local people, where rooms will be from double or tripleto quadruple
occupancyin house with dorm-style sleeping. Sleeping arrangements will may be dorm-style,
separated by gender. There are indoor and outdoor Bbathroom facilities may be indoor or
outdoor, depending on the site. Meals will be prepared on site by local ChileCosta Rican staff.
Special dietary considerations may be requested.

        D. Travel Documents:
   A US passport valid 6 months beyond your anticipated date of return to the US is required.
No visa, tourist card or immigration certificate is required (unless you choose to stay in
ChileCosta Rica after completion of the course for a total of more than 90 days).

        E. Health Requirements:
    No immunizations are required for ChileCosta Rica. However, it is advisable that you are up-
to-date on your regular immunization schedule. Please, consult the UW Travel Clinic, your
personal physician or local health board about voluntary precaution against malaria and other
risks/diseases. Due to the prescribed activities that are a part of the program (ie., extensive hiking
and fieldwork), participants should be in reasonably good physical condition.
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        F. Climate:
    ChileCosta Rica stretches from about x178° to x5611° NS latitude, while the; Juan
Frenández Fernández IslandsPunta Frangi Pani is on the coast in the upper halfare at
xappromxaimtely 33° S latit of the countryude in the temperate zone (these are not tropical
islands). Daytime temperatures range from mid 80s ° to 90s °F. Because this area is right on the
coast, the temperature cools off only to about to about mid-70s °F or higher in the
night.Temperatures on the islands vary from the mid 60s to high 80s °F during the day to the low
to mid 70s 50s °F at night. During the March trip, weather is likely to be variable, including
occasional rain and high wi We will be there in the rainy season, but rain is generally in the late
afternoon during intense eventsnds. The rainy season can begin in May, and peak in October.
During the March trip, rain, when it occurs, will be during brief afternoon or evening showers.
Breezes off the nearby Pacific Ocean generally help keep the humidity down and evenings
pleasant.

        G. Insurance:
    Health insurance coverage is mandatory and proof of coverage is required. Teachers in
University of Washington degree programs may purchase UW student insurance or other
coverage; others must provide their own insurance, and provide proof of insurance coverage at
time of application. Currently, UW student health insurance is $371 per quarter. The Office of
International Programs and Exchanges (IPE) can also give you information on other insurance
carriers if you want to explore insurance other than the University’s policy.
    (Developing)

        H. Reservation and Payment Schedule for Program Fees
    The Program fees for the ChileCosta Rica trip is estimated at $1,103400. Upon acceptance to
the program, a $1000 deposit is required. ($50 is a non-refundable processing fThe payment
schedule is:ee).
        1st payment deadlineDeposit: ($1000 200 deposit): November April 15, 20061, 2004
        2nd 1st payment deadline ($4001000):     January June 15, 20052006
        Final program fee payment: $500          July 15, 2006
        Final payment deadline ($1400): February 1, 2005


X. Changes in Costs or Scope of the Program
        In the event of significant devaluations of the dollar, some adjustments to program
activities may be necessary. If there are any political events that might compromise the safety of
the participants, a rescheduling or cancellation of the program may be necessary. If such changes
occur, students will be notified of the changes and options will be presented.

XI. Program Cancellation
       If viable enrollment is not reached/maintained by May 15, 2006, the program may be
cancelled and all recoverable monies paid in will be refunded.
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XII. Equal Opportunity and Disability Accommodations
     The University of Washington reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion,
national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era
veteran in accordance with University policy and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations. The
University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services,
programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability
accommodation in the application process contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at:
206.543.6450 (voice); 206.543.6452 (TTY); 206.685.7264 (FAX), or e-mail at dso@u.washington.edu.
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                  Summer Environmental Education Days II:
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          International Program on Sustainable Development:
   Community and Environmental AssessmentInternational Environmental
                     Education in ChileCosta Rica
                                           BES 497a, b, c                                              Formatted: Font: Not Bold
                                          Application Form
Personal Information:
Name:________________________________ UW student #_____________________________
      (as on passport)
Gender:___________________
Major:________________________ Expect to graduate (year)___________________________
e-mail address:_________________________ Birthdate:_____________ SS#:_______________
Current address:________________________________________________________________
Phone: (home)______________________________ (cell)_______________________________
Passport #:_________________________ Citizenship:______________ Exp. Date:__________
Permanent address:______________________________________________________________
Name/address of emergency contact:________________________________________________




How will you finance the program?
Student Financial Aid: Yes______ No ______
        If “Yes”, what is the
source?_________________________________________________
University of Washington status: (Check where appropriate)
Never before attended__________                 Enrolled the quarter prior to Winter Spring
20062_________
Undergraduate________           Graduate________         Non-matriculated________


Education: List all institutions that you have attended (starting with the most recent):
University or College                   Location                Dates                   Degree
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Classes/experience: What courses or experiences have you had which you think would
contribute to your learning experience in ChileCosta Rica (i.e., language, history, travel,
constructionenvironmental, exhibits)?




References: List the names of two people who are willing to provide a recommendation for you
(at least one should be an academic reference)
1. Name:____________________________ Position:_____________ e-mail/phone:__________
2. Name:____________________________ Position:_____________ e-mail/phone:__________

I have read the information about the course and travel requirements. I understand all the
conditions under which the program will be operated, including those that apply to payment and
refund conditions for the program (EPP) and for travel (TAE). I am in good physical condition.

__________________________________________                              ______________________
                  (signature)                                                    (date)

I acknowledge that this is a draft application and may change (initial, please) __________             Formatted: Font: Italic


For more information or questions, please contact: Chuck Henry (clh@u.washington.edu) or
Michelle Wainstein (mwain@u.washington.edu).

Application Deadline: September April 151, 2006                         4                              Formatted: Font: Not Bold
FinalAcceptance Decision: October May 1, 20064                                                         Formatted: Font: Not Bold


Return completed application along with $250 deposit to:
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                     International Programs & Exchanges OfficeChuck Henry
                                  University of Washington, Bothell                                    Formatted: Indent: First line: 0"

                                    Box 358530, 18115 Campus Way NE
                                      516 Schmitz Hall, Box 35 58 15
                                       University of Washington
                        SeattleBothell, WA 98195 98011-8246 USA

Payment Method:
Payment Amount:_____________________($US)
( ) Check enclosed, payable to University of Washington
( ) VISA        ( ) MasterCard          ( ) American Express
Account Number:_______________________________Exp. Date____________
Cardholder Signature________________________________________________

								
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