Education in Ecuador

Keiante Polley

Georgia Southern University is doing more to expand its educational efforts across the world.

On January 21, 2015 GSU signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Mindo Cloudforest Foundation of Milpe, Ecuador. This document gives birth to “Georgia Southern University – Human-Environment Research Station” (GS-HERS).

At the station in Ecuador, research will be provided to support green, sustainable projects that help promote conservation, tropical reforestation, and community development. Adding to what Mindo Cloudforest Foundation has already accomplished, GSU will give its faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students an opportunity to conduct research in social and environmental sciences.

The Mindo foundation is a non-profit, non-government organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of bird habitats in the Ecuadorian Andes. It was established in December 2001 and since then has planted plenty native tree species in the Northwestern Ecuador Andes. With the tireless efforts of reforestation and conservation, Mindo hopes to help mitigate the effects of climate change.

If anybody is interested in being part of this program contact Dr. Underwood, Chair of Geology and Geography, or Drs. Welford and Yarbrough.