EcoQuest offers an intensive program of applied field
studies in ecology, resource management, and environmental policy.
Students engage hands-on, in a unique multidisciplinary,
research-oriented program while contributing to New Zealand’s restoration
ecology and sustainable resource management initiatives. The field oriented delivery happens in a variety of terrestrial and marine
ecosystems and students travel to many of New Zealand's most majestic environments,
which range from sub-tropical forests, to estuaries, to the sub-Antarctic
mountains of the Southern Alps.
Semester participants have the opportunity to carry out team orientated,
directed research projects while working closely with a faculty mentor and in
association with New Zealand research partners and the local community. EcoQuest has long term commitments to
ecological monitoring (of both endemic species and ecosystems) as well as
projects and initiatives that advance sustainable management of natural
resources and habitats. Students take part in sustainable and cooperative living at the EcoQuest
Field Centre and learn about New Zealand's rich Maori culture.
Team members from colleges and universities across the country have joined EcoQuest
in New Zealand for an unforgettable journey through interdisciplinary and
experiential learning from the "mountains to the sea." Participants
may choose from a four-course, 15-week fall or spring term for 16 credit hours,
or from a two-course, five-week summer session for 8 credit hours.
EcoQuest alumni and staff look
forward to sharing more information about this life-changing experience and
hope to see you there. All majors are welcome! Hope to see you there! Pizza will be on hand.
The EcoQuest Education Foundation partners with the University of New Hampshire through the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, under the direction of Dr. Kim Babbitt, UNH-EcoQuest Academic Program Coordinator.