On Monday, May 14th, a group of GEM and ERS students headed out to Nepal, as part of a 22-day course field trip to the Kathmandu and Everest regions. GEOG 430C is a Nepal Field Methods course on interdisciplinary perspectives to human-nature interactions in high Alpine environments. As in previous years, students will research three specific issues: climate change and natural hazards, biodiversity conservation and international protected areas, governance issues in mountaineering and trekking tourism.
Led by GEM Professor Sanjay Nepal and GEM PhD student Nicole Balliston, eight GEM students and one ERS student have embarked for their journey today and will return on June 4th. You can follow their adventure on Environment's social media channels.
Their blog can be found at Journey to the Coloured Flags.