Beyond the Classroom

Namibia - Southern African: Wildlife Conservation

Discover and learn about the variety of ecosystems found in this southern African country. Visit landmarks like Etosha National Park, where students can see elephants, zebras and other large animals. Along the Namibian coast, students can sightsee as seals and whales swim in and near harbors.

Discover Nambia


Student Stories

Powell and Student with Bird
Trip exposes student to new ecosytem, culture. Learn more...
Trip exposes student to new ecosytem, culture. Learn more...
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Australia: Ag & Natural Resources Down Under

Immerse yourself in Australia's bountiful natural wonders while also learning about agricultural enterprises in the Down Under. For three weeks, students learn about Australia’s wildlife conservation efforts, including those to save the endangered Tasmanian devil, while exploring food industries from vineyards and lavender fields to fisheries and oyster farms.

All Aboard for Australia

Greece: Sustainability, Environment & Society

Spend two weeks discovering Greece's history, environment and agriculture, explore the unique ecosystems of Santorini and Crete, and understand the scientific and human dimensions of natural resource management, all while celebrating this country's rich cultural heritage.


Student Stories

Group Picture
Sustainable Greece inspiration to students. Learn more....
Geting a ride

Puerto Rico: Tropical Ecosystems

Locations: Puerto Rico
Fields of Study: Tropical Ecology
Program Highlights: Students will have the opportunity to experience the rain and dry forests, snorkel on a tropical reef and bioluminescent bay and explore the tropical rivers, underground caves and beaches of Puerto Rico. They will also visit research stations and interact with locals while observing the components of tropical ecosystems on a major island system.

Passage to Puerto Rico


Student Stories

Puerto Rico a 'wild, busy, unforgettable' trip Learn more....
Geting a ride

Southern Africa: Wildlife Conservation

Returning in 2020

Get a first hand understand of the natural history of bush ecosystems and wildlife conservation in South Africa. Spend a month camping in the bush near the Okavango Delta in northern Botswana learning about wildlife, plants, and ecosystems of this unique country. This course in Botswana offers many opportunities and challenges for students interested in field conservation.


Student Stories

On the trail
Wilderness affects your psyche. It's therapeutic. Learn more...
Tree in Botswana
Finding career direction by traveling to south Africa. Learn more...
On the trail
Hands on learning is the best kind of learning. Learn more...

Cedar Point: Right in our "backyard"

The University of Nebraska's Cedar Point Biological Station (CPBS) is a field research facility and experiential classroom. CPBS is located off campus in western Nebraska, near Lake McConaughy and the city of Ogallala. The station sits in the heart of the western high plains near the juncture of tall grass and short grass prairie, on the south edge of the Sandhills and the North Platte River valley. The success of the Cedar Point Experience draws on the wide variety of local habitats with an abundance and diversity of flora and fauna.

Come to Cedar Point

Why Should I Enroll in a CPBS Course?

  • You'll get to visit the beautiful Nebraska Sandhills!
  • You'll have the opportunity to live in rustic cabins by serene Lake Ogallala.
  • Class are less lecture-based and more field-based, so you spend most of your days (and sometimes nights!) outside delving into field science!
  • Relationships with students, TAs, and professors form fast and strong.
  • You get to eat three meals a day with science-minded people from undergraduates to well-known scientists where you can discuss ideas.
  • Complete a 4 credit course in 3 weeks or 3 credit course in 2 weeks.
  • It's a really amazing experience!

Classes taught at CPBS can include: Ornithology, Biology, Ecology & Evolution, Field Epidemiology, Ecological Issues in the Great Plains, and Literature & the Environment.

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