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New Harvard Course, Environmental Management of International Tourism
Global Ecotourism Course at University of Vermont, July 2010
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Sustainable Tourism to be Taught at Harvard
Cambridge, MA and Online Around the World.

Recognizing the need for formal training in the area of sustainable tourism, the Harvard Extension School this fall offers a new course, Environmental Management of International Tourism Development, both online and on campus, as part of its Graduate Program in Sustainability and Environmental Management. You can view the official press release here.

Megan Epler Wood
Photo of Megan Epler Wood teaching
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.

Course 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.

University of Vermont, July 2010

UVM Global Ecotourism Development Course, Class of 2010
UVM Global Ecotourism Development Course participants pose for a photo between sessions.
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
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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
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