Morse to speak at College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment seminar series on Jan. 31

Published: January 26, 2023

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The Auburn University College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment’s 2023 Spring Seminar Series will feature Wayde Morse, professor of conservation social science in the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment at Auburn University.

Morse will give a talk titled "Establishing study abroad programs: a wide array of options" on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 3:30 p.m. in Room 2217 of the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment Building. Refreshments will be available after the seminar.

In Morse's talk, he will discuss how study abroad programs can be life-changing experiences for students and instructors. Additionally, he will share his experiences, perspectives and recommendations on developing and conducting popular and effective programs.

Morse is a conservation social scientist who has lived, studied, researched, worked and taught internationally for the past 25 years. He began his international focus with a semester study abroad in New Zealand and then served with the Peace Corps in Panama. As a doctoral student, he was a fellow in a National Science Foundation Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Research Traineeship, or IGERT, involving research in Costa Rica on its ambitious conservation program of Payments for Ecosystem Services.

In addition to his on-campus classes and research at Auburn, Morse has developed and taught courses including Watershed Services in Costa Rica, Nature Based Tourism in New Zealand, Cultural Tourism in Fiji and People and the Environment in Spain, as well as a pre-freshman study abroad to Belize on Sustainable Tourism for the Office of International Programs. He has developed and led his own programs and collaborated with the University of Georgia, Auburn's College of Human Sciences, the Honors College, the Office of International Programs and Auburn's Office of the Provost to facilitate programs.

All are welcome to attend this program. Parking is available in the South Quad Parking Deck on the third and fourth floors. Advanced registration is not required.

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Submitted by: Jamie Anderson

Wayde Morse

Wayde Morse is a professor of conservation social science in the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment.