GLENVILLE — A graduate from Parkersburg Excessive Faculty was amongst a gaggle from Glenville State College to conduct area analysis in an trade program with the College of the Philippines Los Banos School of Forestry and Pure Sources.
Adem Hupp graduated from Parkersburg Excessive in 2019. The delegation to the Phillipines this summer time included Hupp, college students Ciera Heine and Corey Foster and Rico Gazal, a forestry professor within the Division of Land Sources at Glenville State. Their mission targeted on analysis on plant variety and invasive species within the tropical rainforest.
They visited analysis, educational and authorities establishments, took a number of cultural excursions of the world and met with Rogelio Andradra, professor and superintendent of Makiling Botanic Gardens, and Forester Leilanie Castillo, head of the Division of Watershed of Makiling Middle for Mountain Ecosystem, UPLB CFNR.
Andradra and Castillo visited Glenville State within the spring to provide displays and visitor lectures. Additionally they helped coordinate a lot of the itinerary for the Glenville State college students throughout their go to.
“The journey to the Philippines this summer time has opened my eyes to the distinction in how forestry is handled all world wide,” Hupp mentioned. “I’m grateful for each Dr. Andradra and Ms. Castillo for his or her hospitality and all of the fantastic alternatives they gave us whereas we visited the Philippines.”
Hupp, Heine and Foster gave displays at UPLB CFNR and Southern Luzon State College on the pure useful resource industries in West Virginia, resembling oil, fuel, coal, hydrology and wind power, forestry and ecotourism. Displays supplied the chance to work together with college students and school from every educational establishment by way of an open discussion board and dialogue on pure useful resource administration.
“I feel the scholars gained new views on pure useful resource administration within the tropical rainforests and we additionally strengthened our partnerships with each UPLB CFNR and SLSU for college, analysis and scholar exchanges,” Gazal mentioned.
Gazal plans to take one other group of scholars to the Philippines for the same analysis alternative subsequent summer time.
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