Water is the source of life and in the desert, and life in the desert is dependent of the optimal utilization of water resources. In this workshop we will learn about the factors that affect the availability and water resources of the desert by investigating issues such as: how plants and animals survive when water is scarce, how humans have used and stored water in the desert throughout the centuries through historical and modern methods and technologies. The workshop will be taught through a combination of classroom lectures and field trips.
This workshop is also offered in Hebrew.
1) Full accommodation. Price is based on two people sharing a double bed room (if you would like to have a private room you would need to pay extra $150 USD). 2) 3 meals a day except first day (dinner only) and last day (breakfast and lunch only). 3) Graduate certificate issued by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Magid Continuing Education Institute. 4) Workshops will be held in English. 5) All transportation within the workshop is included in this price (In the same workshop conducted in Hebrew we do not include transportation cost as attendees use their own cars)
Price does not include:
1) Transportation to and from the workshop location(Transportation from TLV is available for an additional cost).
Field trips included: Workshop attendees will conduct site visits and tours to the Midreshet Ben-Gurion campus, Avdat farm, and Ramalia cistern. Field exercises will include computational studies of runoff water patterns, studies of desert vegetation and adaptation techniques to desert conditions, and a field test/data collection exercise that will include embedding cameras around desert water sources and examining results the next day.
Target Audience: Teachers, research students, professionals, knowledge-seekers
Workshop cancelation:We reserve the right to cancel the workshop due to low enrollment or any other reason. Should this occur, tuition will be fully refunded.
Cancellation within up to 14 days of registration - a refund will be given less a cancellation fee of 5% of the price paid. Cancellation in less than 14 days from registration to 10 days from start of workshop - 90% refund will be given. Cancellation in less than 10 days and up to the day of the workshop - 70% refund will be given.