‘Hello’ from Animal Science Students Abroad
With the spring semester wrapped up, many of our students hopped a plane and adventured out into the world with one of our study abroad courses. Students in the ‘Shires, Shorthorns and Sheep: Exploring Livestock Systems in England’ course explored the similarities and differences between Minnesota and England animal agriculture, including beef, dairy, sheep, and horse systems. They got to experience the history and culture of England, including the Thames River, Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, Greenwhich Meridian, and activities in Cambridge and London as well. Interested in learning more about the students’ experiences and what they learned? Check out the course blog: https://umnshiresshorthornssheep.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1
Farther south students in the ‘Belize: Wildlife Medicine and Conservation’ course students learned about the rich diversity of Belize while working in collaboration with the Belize Wildlife and Referral Clinic. Students were introduced to the major ecosystems in Belize, the plant and animal organisms inhabiting these areas, and the strategies employed by biologists and environmental resource managers. Students got to apply knowledge they learned through hands on labs and excursions with staff. Below are some photos that students sent in that capture some of the highlights from their trip!