Benjamin Morse (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a first year MSc. student (2016) at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer. Benjamin’s undergraduate degree is in Natural Resource, Recreation and Tourism, and he has done extensive research related to Ecotourism. Benjamin studied “Sustainable Tourism” while abroad in Australia, worked at a wildlife refuge in Costa Rica on Ecotourism Development, and helped to pioneer a “Community-based Ecotourism” initiative while serving in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia. Benjamin is currently looking into Ecotourism as an antecedent to environmentally responsible behavior as a thesis at SNRE.
Will Weber is the founder of Journeys International and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer. Will and his wife, Joan, founded Journeys International with a trek to Nepal in 1978. Will has enjoyed travel, natural history and birding in particular since childhood. Will writes: “I like to get comfortably lost in new places and find my way back by asking questions, observing the terrain and listening to environmental rhythms. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1970 and spent three years as a teacher and environmental specialist in the Peace Corps in Nepal. Later, I returned to the U.S. to recieve my Ph.D. in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan. I have been fortunate to visit most of the destinations you find on these pages, whether with my family, solo, or with a Journeys International group. Tune in to learn about Will’s background as an SNRE student, how his company grew, and his perspective on Ecotourism and sustainability. Journeys International Site Link, http://www.journeysinternational.com