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The global field program gfp
The Global Field Program (GFP)

  • Master’s degree candidates

  • Scientists

  • Educators

  • Community leaders

  • and others come together at conservation hotspots

Environmental partnership
Environmental Partnership

  • This program builds on the graduate courses and environmental partnerships of Earth Expeditions and the NSF funded Wild Research.


  • Humans and their environments

  • Wetlands & coastal ecology

  • Establishing participatory conservation programs

  • Species reintroduction and ecosystem restoration

  • Community-based environmental education and action

  • Curricular development and educational leadership

  • Inquiry-based learning

  • Participatory education

Bernadette project leader
Bernadette-Project Leader

  • Dr. Bernadette Plair, a scientist with the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden's Center for Conservation Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW),

  • Leading a collaborative effort to return blue-and-gold macaws to Trinidad

  • Where they had been wiped out because of illegal trapping for the pet trade and habitat loss from logging and agriculture.

Nariva swamp
Nariva Swamp

  • East Coast of Trinidad

  • Designated a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention.

  • home to manatees,

  • red howler monkeys

  • white-fronted capuchin monkeys

  • three-toed and silky anteaters, and a wide variety of birds.

  • blue-and-gold macaws have been reintroduced to Trinidad.

Nariva swamp1
Nariva Swamp


Looking for the Macaws in Nariva Swamp

Asa wright nature centre
Asa Wright Nature Centre

  • Tropical Research Facility

  • Located in mountains of the Northern Range of Trinidad.

  • Known worldwide as a birdwatcher's paradise,

  • 159 species of birds

  • oilbirds

  • oropendolas

  • Manakins

  • Orange-winged parrots

  • blue-crowned motmots

  • ornate hawk-eagles

  • channel-billed toucans.

  • This tropical research facility is also home to an ecologically rich diversity of flora and fauna.

View from the birdwatching veranda
View from the Birdwatching Veranda


Dining Room

White necked jacobin hummingbird
White-necked Jacobin Hummingbird

Caroni swamp national park
Caroni Swamp National Park

  • Located on the Northwest Coast

  • tidal lagoon marshland

  • mangrove forests

  • tidal mudflats.

  • Trinidad's national bird, scarlet ibis

  • 19 other endangered bird species nest and roost here.

  • Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention.

Grey hawk
Grey Hawk

Caroni Swamp

Matura beach
Matura Beach

  • on the East Coast of Trinidad

  • one of the five most valuable nesting rookeries worldwide for the endangered leatherback sea turtle

  • Nature Seekers, Inc., a local community-based organization, is working to help save this endangered species

Plum mitan presby school
Plum MitanPresby School

Trini boy s dream ride
Trini Boy’s Dream Ride!


  • Child-friendly way to conduct investigations using the scientific method

  • Inquiry method


  • This year’s course was sponsored by our organization!

Application deadlines
Application Deadlines

  • Master's ProgramApplication Deadline Global Field Program (GFP) January 28