Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies
Location: Sonora, Mexico
Center Director: Lorayne Metzler
The Kino Bay Center mission is to protect priority species and habitats through the integrated application of science, education, information exchange and community participation. The Kino Bay Center vision is to promote and model collaborations between people from different cultures and institutions to co-create solutions to complex conservation challenges.
Study at the Prescott College Kino Bay Center in Sonora, Mexico, where you’ll get opportunities to explore the marine life while also learning about the indigenous communities that call this region home. Classes offered at the Center include an interdisciplinary array of topics in marine studies, conservation biology, natural history, ecology, Spanish, art and cultural studies.
Dopoi Center Kenya - Maasailand
Location: Kenya - Maasailand
Center Director: Dr. Mary Poole
Spend your summer working alongside the Maasai people of Kenya. Through The Maasai Community Partnership Project, Prescott College students can participate in activism led by Indigenous community leadership, learn from the perspectives of Maasai people, and be part of grassroots work for social change. Classes offered at the Center include an interdisciplinary array of topics in cultural studies, environmental studies, conservation, ecology, and wildlife management.
Location: Costa Rica
Sustainable communities promoting biodiversity, culture, and food security in Costa Rica
This course explores the environmental, social, and economic aspects of sustainable communities and their efforts to promote conservation of biodiversity and culture as well as food security. The course visits and analyses select examples of eco-tourism, rural tourism, community organizations, ecological restoration, sustainable food production, and protected areas. Our travels take us throughout Costa Rica for three weeks exploring different sites that represent different ecosystems, cultures, and conservation strategies.
Tucson Changemaker K-20 Partnership Southern Arizona Hub
Location: Tucson, AZ
Center Director: Anita Fernández
The Tucson Changemaker K-20 Partnership / Southern Arizona Regional Hub
Prescott College maintains a regional hub in Tucson, Arizona for outreach, support, service and research in Southern Arizona. The Tucson Center shares space with Changemaker High School, the Mexicayotl Academy K-8 school and with the Arizona Serve Vista and Americorps headquarters. This partnership is an experimental education lab school that allows students a direct pathway from k-12 through higher education including doctoral level learning and research.
University Exchange Programs
The EcoLeague is a consortium of liberal arts colleges dedicated to ecologically focused education, and to modeling sustainability through their operations and facilities. Member colleges span the United States and offer students exchange opportunities to learn in diverse ecosystems and communities with faculty who have a wide range of disciplinary and regional expertise.
These opportunities are essential for students who are preparing to live and work in a global and interconnected world. While most consortia in the United States are grounded in geographic proximity, the EcoLeague consortium is grounded in a mission of bio-regional education for sustainability.
Consortium for Innovative Environments in Learning (CIEL)
The Consortium for Innovative Environments in Learning is a working group of twelve institutions and programs that trace their roots to the best of innovative and reform practice in American higher education. We’re not easily categorized as we excel in different ways, but we’re all deeply and richly student-centered in our practice. Our commitment is to discover the best means to produce engaged life-long learners and thoughtful citizens. Constantly seeking for authentic teaching, assessment, interdisciplinary and experiential learning techniques, we’ve come together to learn from each other and maximize our impact on U.S. higher education.