Permaculture and Agroeology Field Study in Colorado for UW Students

Dear students, faculty, and staff:

We are very pleased and excited to announce the First Annual Acequia Agroecology and Permaculture Field Studies School to be held
in Colorado’s high altitude San Luis Valley and northern New Mexico’s Rio Grande corridor during the Summer ‘A’ session running June
24-July 24.

The course is limited to 21 students and will involve travel to an altitude of 8,100 ft above sea level and require the ability
to engage in strenuous activities at that altitude and higher as we explore the 80,000-acre wild lands of the mountainous Sangre de
Cristoi Land Grant commons.

Join us to study with farmers and learn ancient agroecological and permaculture methods and principles through direct experience
on America’s oldest continuously operated farms held by Native American and Chicano families for generations.


I have attached a course announcement for your reading convenience. Please email Professor Peña if you have any questions.

Please share this message with interested students.

Devon G. Peña, Ph.D.
2013 NACCS Scholar
American Ethnic Studies, Anthropology, and Program on the Environment
University of Washington
EMAIL| dpena
UW OFFICE| 206-543-1507
MOBILE| 206-228-4876
NGO WEBSITE| The Acequia Institute
BLOGS| Environmental and Food Justice and History and Politics of Mexican Immigration

"Memory is a moral obligation, all the time."
– J. Derrida


Environmental Humanities in Martinique



Martinique, a former French sugar colony and present-day French overseas department, is the ideal site to study the

interaction between “nature” and “culture” through the study of the island’s literature, cinema, social and environmental

movements, museums, tourism industry, nature preserves, and public sculpture. We will study the narratives that Martinican

authors, filmmakers and other cultural actors produce about the relation between human activity and the natural environment,

with the aim of understanding the island’s “natural wonders” as markers of Martinique’s cultural history. Led by Richard Watts,

Associate Professor of French. No language requirement.

12 credits: French 481 (5), French 390 (5), and French 199/299 (2).

Dates: June 21-July 21, 2013

Details and application (due Feb. 15):


Information on Study Abroad in Rome

Autumn Quarter Study Abroad Opportunity at the UW Rome Center

Rome and the Sea: Exploring Environmental Management Through Science and Culture
Minimum of 15 credits

This full quarter program gives students the opportunity to investigate and learn about the relationship between science and culture through an immersion in both at the foundation of western culture in the Mediterranean. The Rome and the Sea Program is an interdisciplinary approach to studying marine environmental management that both humanizes environmental problems and explores technical solutions that find strength in the social values and attitudes that are expressed in literary, visual, and cultural values from the past and the present.

All UW students are welcome to apply. The program will be of great interest to students in Aquatic and Fisheries Science, Oceanography, Environmental and Forest Science, Environmental Health, and the Program on the Environment.

The Program goal is to enrich student’s knowledge while providing courses that help fulfill student’s College General Education Requirements. The program is designed to encourage critical interdisciplinarity, with faculty members collaborating on the design and teaching of the courses, including ongoing coordination to allow sustained interaction among program elements inside and outside of the classroom. The Rome and the Sea program contributes to the College of the Environment’s goal of exploring the human dimensions of the environment, the University Honors Program goal of promoting interdisciplinary study, and the College of Arts and Sciences goal to promote rational, creative, and critical thinking among students.

Apply through IP&E:
Program details at:
University of Washington Rome Center: