UC Forestry Class Field Trip to Chile

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UC Forestry Class Field Trip To Chile

Project 2014-09-16 14:45:48 +1200

The New Zealand School of Forestry, University of Canterbury, is organizing a field trip for fourth year students to Chile; 8-18 April, 2015.

The aim of this field trip is for NZ forestry students to learn about the forestry sector in Chile and to foster links between the two countries. Specifically we will learn about:

  • the Chilean silviculture and management of forest plantations,
  • the historical link to New Zealand forestry,
  • the ecology, silviculture and management of native forests in Chile compared to New Zealand,
  • the wood processing technologies used in Chile as compared to New Zealand,
  • the environmental problems and conservation issues common to both New Zealand and Chile. 

We will also be presenting our personal research projects to the Chilean students. We believe both NZ and Chilean students and academics would benefit from this field trip. 


The field trip will start in Puerto Montt in the South of Chile where the University of Chile has a Forestry Research Station. Here we will visit two national parks (i.e. Vicente Pérez Rosales and Puyehue) and discuss environmental and conservation problems common to both NZ and Chile. 
Accomodation will be provided by the University of Chile at the Field Station.

We then would move north to Valdivia to share experiences with Chilean forestry students and academics at Universidad Austral. We will visit native and plantation forests and wood processing plants.

We then will move north to Los Angeles where we will be hosted by Forestal Mininco (one of the three largest forestry companies in Chile) visiting forest operations, nurseries, seed & clonal orchards and wood processing facilities. Accomodation in Los Angeles will be provided by Forestal Mininco. We will also visit the School of Forestry at Universidad de Concepción.

We will then move to Santiago where we will share with students and academics at the Universidad de Chile to come back to NZ on the 18th April. As shown below:

 

There are 12 students planning on attending this field trip with an estimated cost of $4000-$5000 per person. Fund-raising is crucial for our trip to go ahead. Current fundraising efforts are underway to help bring this cost down but any donations recieved would be greatly apreciated.  

As we are a hard working bunch of students we are willing to offer our services in return for donations.

In the rewards the work is offered as hours, this is not limited to one student but the total number of hours between students. For example, for a 6 hour reward you could have 1 student for 6 hours, 2 students for 3 hours or 3 students for 2 hours, etc. Whatever suits you and your job better!!

No work is too hard for this bunch!

Thanks,

Forestry Class of 2015

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2014-10-09 18:35:21 +1300
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2014-10-09 01:02:09 +1300
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UC Forestry Class Field Trip To Chile

Project 2014-09-16 14:45:48 +1200

The New Zealand School of Forestry, University of Canterbury, is organizing a field trip for fourth year students to Chile; 8-18 April, 2015.

The aim of this field trip is for NZ forestry students to learn about the forestry sector in Chile and to foster links between the two countries. Specifically we will learn about:

  • the Chilean silviculture and management of forest plantations,
  • the historical link to New Zealand forestry,
  • the ecology, silviculture and management of native forests in Chile compared to New Zealand,
  • the wood processing technologies used in Chile as compared to New Zealand,
  • the environmental problems and conservation issues common to both New Zealand and Chile. 

We will also be presenting our personal research projects to the Chilean students. We believe both NZ and Chilean students and academics would benefit from this field trip. 


The field trip will start in Puerto Montt in the South of Chile where the University of Chile has a Forestry Research Station. Here we will visit two national parks (i.e. Vicente Pérez Rosales and Puyehue) and discuss environmental and conservation problems common to both NZ and Chile. 
Accomodation will be provided by the University of Chile at the Field Station.

We then would move north to Valdivia to share experiences with Chilean forestry students and academics at Universidad Austral. We will visit native and plantation forests and wood processing plants.

We then will move north to Los Angeles where we will be hosted by Forestal Mininco (one of the three largest forestry companies in Chile) visiting forest operations, nurseries, seed & clonal orchards and wood processing facilities. Accomodation in Los Angeles will be provided by Forestal Mininco. We will also visit the School of Forestry at Universidad de Concepción.

We will then move to Santiago where we will share with students and academics at the Universidad de Chile to come back to NZ on the 18th April. As shown below:

 

There are 12 students planning on attending this field trip with an estimated cost of $4000-$5000 per person. Fund-raising is crucial for our trip to go ahead. Current fundraising efforts are underway to help bring this cost down but any donations recieved would be greatly apreciated.  

As we are a hard working bunch of students we are willing to offer our services in return for donations.

In the rewards the work is offered as hours, this is not limited to one student but the total number of hours between students. For example, for a 6 hour reward you could have 1 student for 6 hours, 2 students for 3 hours or 3 students for 2 hours, etc. Whatever suits you and your job better!!

No work is too hard for this bunch!

Thanks,

Forestry Class of 2015

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Gareth Scott Waugh
2014-10-09 18:35:21 +1300
Hannah Kee
2014-10-09 01:02:09 +1300
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2014-10-01 17:14:48 +1300

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