Mountain Sustainability Field School – an Adventure of a Lifetime

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Image shows a group of people hiking atop the Pyrenees Mountains near Andorra.

Recently a group of students from a variety of programs travelled to Andorra for the College’s first Mountain Sustainability Field School. They were joined by Becky Pelkonen, Tourism, Recreation, and Business instructor and Kerry Brinkert, Manager, International Project and Partnerships. And what a time they had.

After being warmly welcomed in Andorra and provided with first-rate opportunities for rich discussions, the group embarked on a “living lab” experience which helped them to better understand the complex relationships critical for sustainable development and to explore a new outlook on relationships with land and sustainable futures.

In the coming weeks, individuals who participated in this exciting Field School will share more about their experiences here on the blog.  In the meantime, the group would like to extend a huge thank you to those who made the trip such an amazing experience:

  • Marc Pons with the Andorra Living Lab and Mountain Sustainability Research Centre
  • The entire team at the University of Andorra (including student Sergei who joined in on the hiking portion of the field school)
  • Susanna and Anna with the Madriu Perafita Claror UNESCO World Heritage Interpretive Centre and Valley
  • The Government of Andorra
  • Andorra Tourism
  • The team with the Ordino UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • The Rossell Forge Interpretive Center
  • Refuge de L’illa
  • Refuge de Juclar
  • Refuge de Sorteny
  • FEDA MW Museum of Electricity

Stay tuned right here for future stories about their “living lab” experiences and the Top 10 things they learned about sustainability through this experience.