Sustainable Tourism to be Taught at HarvardCambridge, MA and Online Around the World.
Megan Epler Wood Megan
Epler Wood will begin teaching the first class of a 15 week session, on Thursday,
September 2, 2010. Course registration numbers are limited to 80 and the course is selling quickly! Be sure to sign up early if you are
interested in attending, you may click here for registration.
The new course program lays out specific methodologies for managing tourism sustainably
worldwide. Lectures and readings on the global tourism industry's
business and supply chain models preface the course's in-depth review of
how mainstream tourism companies can effectively take on the challenge
of environmental management worldwide. Guest speakers from the
sustainable tourism industry give presentations throughout the semester.
enrollment is open to all. ENVR E-118 Environmental Management of
International Tourism Development meets Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
in Cambridge, Mass. However, students around the world can take the
course online at their convenience. Registration runs through August 29
at www.extension.harvard.edu. First class meeting is September 2.
CONTACT: Teaching Assistants, Alison Hillegeist or Mariah C. Morales for additional information.
GLOBAL ECOTOURISM DEVELOPMENT COURSE BRINGS HOME TOURISM'S ROLE IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTUniversity of Vermont, July 2010
UVM Global Ecotourism Development Course, Class of 2010 The first annual Global Ecotourism Development course at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont, brought industry, NGO and development thinkers together for a dynamic forum. It was a great week!
Experts from all parts of the world contributed as both presenters and participants throughout the five day course. The course blog brings home the dynamic nature of the dialog. The blog's video link captures student's thinking throughout the week. Check it out!
Dr. Anna Spenceley via Skype
Among the week's guest speakers were: Bruce Poon Tip and Richard Edwards, Gap Adventures; Rani Bhattacharyya, Green Seal; Meghan Sheradin, Vermont Fresh Networks; and Ann Nygard of National Geographic's Center for Sustainable Destinations. Through the magic of Skype technology, we had a "real-time" conversation with Dr. Anna Spenceley, tourism researcher and editor of the course textbook, Responsible Tourism, live from South Africa!
Stay tuned for next year's course announcement.
Megan Epler Wood