Round River Student Study Abroad Programs are field-based, authentic experiences that offer the opportunity for small groups of students to become part of our efforts, and work alongside Round River's conservation biologists and our local community partners.
Round River Conservation Studies is an ecological research and education organization whose goal is the formulation and implementation of conservation strategies that conserve and restore wildness. We recognize that flourishing wildness and wild places are important in, and of, themselves.
Round River believes landscapes are powerful educators. In Africa, South America and North America our wildlife conservation study abroad programs are designed to involve small groups of students in ongoing research projects that are finding and implementing solutions to real conservation and environmental issues.
The efforts of these students contribute significantly to the larger conservation initiatives of Round River and our local partners.
Since 1991 Round River has conducted ecological research and engaged in conservation planning in the Blue Range of Arizona, the Great Bear and Muskwa-Kechika of British Columbia, the canyons of southern Utah, the highlands of southern Ecuador, the Mackenzie Delta of the Northwest Territories, the tropical forests of Belize, and the Yaak Valley of Montana.
Our current efforts in North America are focused in northwestern British Columbia, northern Yukon Territory, and the Rocky Mountains of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. In Africa, our work continues in the deserts of northern Namibia and the Okavango Delta of Botswana. In South and Central America, our work is in the Aysén Region of Patagonia in Chile, and in the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica.