The University faculty traveled to Oregon and visited the candidate sites for the field study which will be conducted during the PBL course (March 10th-13th, 2012)
On March 10th-13th, the University instructors visited Enterprise, which is the candidate site for conducting field study in Oregon. Enterprise is located east of Portland, which is the gateway city to the state of Oregon, and is also the county seat of Wallowa Country which is close to the Washington and Idaho state borders.
While staying in Enterprise, the instructors also visited the neighboring town of Joseph, which is known for art activities, as well as Church Camp by Wallowa Lake to scout for accommodation sites during the field study.
In addition, the instructors visited Wallowa Resources, an NPO famous for its community revitalization activities using resources that are available from the forests of Wallowa Country, to learn about the NPO’s work in the communities and exchange ideas on the administration of the PBL course by the University.
As the delegates from Oregon State University had already visited Akita in February, this trip to Oregon concluded the mutual tour of the respective field study sites for the PBL course. The faculty teams from both universities will engage in additional discussions on the course content so that the course will be ready for the summer of 2013.