Don Waller awarded grant for international field course

Don Waller and Caitlyn Allen of Plant Pathology will develop the course to begin Fall 2012-13.

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Don Waller (along with Caitlyn Allen of Plant Pathology) has been awarded a grant to develop a new joint L&S and CALS international field course to start in 2012-13. This 500-level course is aimed at seniors and graduate students interested in understanding the many interactions between agriculture and conservation issues in Latin America. The course will run in the Fall semester and meet regularly via video-link with a parallel course at the Universidad de San Carlos in Guatemala City. This will prepare both groups for a shared 15 day field excursion in January to visit small and large-scale farms, natural areas, and forestry operations across the diverse landscapes of Guatemala. This will allow them to explore the links been food security and protecting habitats and how these are both similar and different between Wisconsin and Latin America.