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February 2017

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The Gardens of the Queen

60 Minutes - Take this underwater adventure off the Cuban coast to one of the world’s most pristine and vibrant coral reefs. Scientists estimate that 25 percent of the world’s reefs have died off and much of what’s left is at risk. Join the 2017 CHANCE Cuba program to explore, research, and define sustainable answers to conserving our ocean's biodiversity.

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January 2017

What the Earth would look like if all the ice melted

Many of the effects of climate change are irreversible. Sea levels have been rising at a greater rate year after year, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates they could rise by another meter or more by the end of this century.

November 2016

Tree in a divided landscape

BEFORE THE FLOOD

In BEFORE THE FLOOD, Leonardo DiCaprio travels around the world speaking to scientists and world leaders about the dramatic effects of climate change. Visit the show's website to understand more about your carbon footprint and how YOU can affect change.

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October 2016

CHANCE in China

Students from Penn State University, Jiangnan University and Nanjing University spent 17 days in China in July 2015 exploring the Yangtze River watershed and helping each other to become conservationists.

June 2016

Estacion Las Tortugas

CHANCE participants will be working at Estacion Las Tortugas this summer, 2016, to help protect endangered sea turtles. Estacion Las Tortugas guards 3 kilometers of beach, an area that ranks as the 4th highest nesting site for Leatherback sea turtles in the world. Tortuguas siempre!

August 2016

Cuba’s Coral Garden

From The New York Times. By Brent McDonald.

Jardines de la Reina is a wonderland of sharks, giant groupers, schools of colorful fish, and one of the Caribbean’s healthiest reefs.

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July 2016

Biomimicry

Biomimicry is innovation inspired by nature. This film, featuring Janine Benyus, is brought to you by Leonardo DiCaprio, Executive Producers Oliver Stanton, directed by Leila Conners, produced by Mathew Schmid and Bryony Schwan, created by Tree Media with Executive Producers Roee Sharon Peled and George DiCaprio. For more information on Biomimicry: http://www.biomimicry.org.

June 2016

AAMVECONA, San San Pond Sak, Changuinola, Bocas del Toro, Panama

AAMVECONA (Association of Friends and Neighbors of the Coast and Nature) work to protect the sea turtles and the manatees of the reserve.

April 2016

PSU Global Programs 2015

January 2016

CHANCE participants protecting turtles in Panama

2015

The Guide: A Biologist in Gorongosa

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Summary: Set against the restoration of war-torn Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, The Guide tells the story of a young man from the local community who discovers a passion for science after meeting world-renowned biologist E.O. Wilson. Watch Video »

2013

Journalist Sean Gallagher on the Tibetan Plateau

Summary: Photojournalist Sean Gallagher discusses his recent work photographing on the Tibetan Plateau. He shares his thoughts in how he conceptualised his project, its evolution and how he executed it whilst in the field, discussing some of the challenges he faced.

2011

CHANCE 2011 Lake Taihu and Water Analysis Video

Video from the China 2011 field course