University of Texas at Austin

Lives in Motion: Human and Animal Migration in Times of Environmental Change

Disruption of animal migratory patterns, decline of itinerant farm workers and a growing number of displaced peoples worldwide pose a major challenge for the well-being of human societies and natural ecosystems. This program will explore migration from this wider perspective, focusing on Quindío, a region in the Colombian Coffee Axis, and the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Mexico. Benefiting from faculty and partners’ work in Latin American studies, language pedagogy, visual arts and environmental studies, students will transform this learning experience abroad and effect greater global awareness through storytelling.

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