Environment and Landscapes Program
The Environment and Landscapes Program (E&LP) is developed through full days in the field, in addition to the many others offered as part of the specific subjects of Degree in Environmental Sciences and the Double Degree in Biology and Environmental Sciences. In them, the territory is studied with an integral approach , in multiple regional, national and international landscapes.
The E&LP is therefore integrated in the Study program of Degree or Double Degree, in such a way that it is not an added course or a separate subject but is part of its learning methodology.
- International departures are scheduled for non-teaching periods.
- National departures are at weekends.
- Regional departures are full day departures.
In total, students will study 360 landscapes in 120 days.
Wales (7 days): visit focuses on Cardiff and the Bristol Channel, the South Wales coalfield and the Brecon Beacons National Park. We address - from the perspective of management and environmental conservation - issues such as the impact of human activity on wetlands, tidal power generation, mining activity in one of the world's major coalfields, the impact of recreational activities, the evolution of human settlement in the area, and the management of protected areas.
California, United States (10 days): through a journey covering part of the California coast, the Central Sacramento Valley, Sierra Nevada and Yosemite National Park, we will study the ecology of the different ecosystems visited, agriculture in the region and the management of its water resources, energy generation, mining and the Gold Rush, the history and evolution of human settlement in the region, and the management and conservation of natural spaces.
Costa Rica. For the third year we travelled to one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet. Costa Rica stands out in the region for its environmental, democratic and social progress indexes. There, students learn first-hand about initiatives that seek to promote sustainable development in its three dimensions: environmental, social and economic. They visit the Osa Peninsula, the Corcovado and Irazú Volcano National Parks and Earth University.
Ecuador. In the fourth year, students are exposed to the enormous diversity of the Pacific, Andean and Amazonian regions of Ecuador. Here, they address the different relationships that their communities establish with the environment and the implications of the different models of development. The aim is to underline the connection between social and environmental problems.
The trips take place on weekends and have a duration of 2 days. Our aim is to observe first-hand examples of the complex interaction between humans and the Earth, expressed in the wide range of diversity that exists on the Iberian Peninsula.
By means of conference one-day field trips in the geographical environment of Navarre and neighbouring territories, we will address issues such as the analysis of the physical environment, the study of the impact of human action on the environment, or the possibilities and challenges posed by the interrelationship between the individual, society and the environment.