May 6, 2010

We are setting sail again!

mv.JPGFor the third time in four years, this Fall 2010 my family and I will be joining 700 students from around the world to circumnavigate the planet. During this first semester of my sabbatical I will be teaching for The University of Virginia as a faculty member with their Semester at Sea.

We cast off in late August from Nova Scotia, headed to Spain, Morocco, Ghana, South Africa, Mauritius, India, Singapore, Vietnam, China, Japan, Hawaii, and finally arriving mid-December in San Diego.

Here is a link to our voyage that includes details on the ship, our itinerary, and special passengers such as Desmond Tutu.

I will be teaching interdisciplinary, field-focused courses on energy and sustainable communities, connecting course material to all of the places we visit. Along the way I will be continuing my research and writing on ecological handprints, exploring the methods and models that humanity can use to provide basic human needs while lowering our ecological footprints.

Stay tuned to this site starting in late August when the active blogging begins.

Posted by rohwedde at May 6, 2010 4:58 PM