International Student Volunteers, ISV, Australia
This past summer, as a participant in the International Student Volunteers program, I had the opportunity to travel across the Pacific and to work with an Australian environmental organization in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales. My unforgettable experience allowed me to make a lasting contribution to the local environment as well as to take part in a number of very memorable activities—scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef, gliding through the canopy of North Queensland’s tropical rainforests, flying in a small plane over the largest sand island in the world, and seeing the national capital and Parliament of a foreign countiy, among other things. It also inspired me, as a political science major, to learn more about how Australia’s government manages its natural resources and addresses environmental challenges, mainly at the federal, or Commonwealth, level.
Portman, Bridgette, "Environmental Policy in Australia: A Photojournal" (2005). WWU Honors Program Senior Projects. 342.
student projects; term papers
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