WHAT IS GESA?
The Global Environments Summer Academy (GESA) takes place annually under the auspices of the Global Diversity Foundation (GDF) and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC). The Academy is designed to broaden and deepen the knowledge, networking, and communication skills of postgraduate students, professionals and activists who are concerned about human dimensions of environmental challenges. Every year the course focuses on different themes within the broad concern of human dimensions of global environmental change. It spans local to global scales, diverse ecosystems and … [Read More...]
In promoting a transdisciplinary approach, GESA combines a variety of learning modes that includes creative interactions, ethnobotany breaks, field trips, methods and skills practicals, multidisciplinary seminars, research cafés, round-table discussions, small group discussions and video screenings. Creative interactions ~ We leave unstructured time for participants to present creative representations of environmental issues through art, music, performance, poetry and other forms of expression. Ethnobotany breaks ~ Coffee breaks take on a whole new meaning at GESA; they are an opportunity for cultural exchange and sharing knowledge. Participants bring something to share that is chosen from their culinary traditions or ‘foodways’ and give a short … [Read more...]