God, the Bible and beach sound a perfect mix. And they’re being offered by A Rocha France as part of a Mediterranean nature study course.
Those planning their summer holiday can consider this French connection that’s being run in partnership with Regent College, a school of theology in Canada. The course will run from 5th-18th June at A Rocha France’s 600-hectare estate.
Set in the mountains – 20 miles from Nice and overlooking the Med – Domaine Les Courmettes (pictured) is in an area of outstanding natural beauty, rich in biodiversity and scientific value. It’s an ideal spot to enjoy nature’s beauty while learning how it can be conserved and restored in the 21st Century.
Participants will learn to root creation care in Jesus’ call to love and discipleship, through worship, prayer, class and field study as part of an international group of up to 50 students. Guided field trips will be offered around the site – and to a beach – to explore conservation and management solutions and challenges.
People will be encouraged to enjoy the area by visiting art galleries and ancient villages, or going bird watching and snorkelling. June 11th-12th will be lecture-free to explore the Alps and Cote D’Azur region, Nice and Cannes.
Course teachers are – Regent College Professor of New Testament Rikk Watts, Les Courmettes Director Jean-François Mouhot and A Rocha International Mediterranean Conservation Science Co-ordinator Chris Walley.
Registration (Ref: BIBL/INDS 540) opens on 24th February. Cost is 695 Canadian dollars for tuition (paid to Regent College) and 750 Euros for full board (paid to A Rocha France). Places are limited. Book tuition first with Regent College . Once a place is confirmed, book your accommodation with A Rocha France. Students are responsible for travel to Les Courmettes. For more information, contact David Nussbaumer (Photo: Chris Walley).