Wendy co-instructed a semester-long Himalayan Field Studies Program for the Sierra Institute on the western edge of the Tibetan plateau in the Indian Himalaya. Ladakh or “Little Tibet” is one of the highest and driest inhabited places on earth, and is home to a rich Buddhist culture. The region is transitioning from a rural agrarian economy to a more urban, western cash economy, and provides an interesting laboratory for questions related to sustainable development. Extended backpacking through remote terrain, family stays and experiential learning provided students with an unparalleled opportunity to learn about the geology, natural history and culture of the region while gaining valuable outdoor skills. Wendy brought her expertise in water and wastewater issues to field courses in natural history, sustainable development, wilderness skills and environmental education.