Fifty (50) students of the five (5) Geography classes: GEO 113 Maps and Diagrams, GEO 211 Spatial Organization of Society, GEO 212 Tropical Environmental Systems, GEO 315 Advanced Geography of Guyana and GEO 414 Principles of Geomorphology visited Lethem during the period November 1-4, 2007 accompanied by three (3) Lecturers. This fieldtrip was aimed:
- to study the environment and socio-economic conditions at Lethem; and
- to give students the opportunity to better comprehend various topics in the course outlines.
To achieve these objectives, the students were involved in the following activities:
- Collection of data of a section of Lethem to produce a land use map;
- Investigation and comparison of the available services within Lethem to those provided by other established urban centers;
- Collection of data and observation of physical changes that occur from Georgetown to Lethem and the examination of reasons for these changes;
- Investigation into the economic activities within the Lethem community; and
- Examination of the changes in geomorphologic features from Georgetown to Lethem.