Ecosystem: Marine


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Rainforest to Reef


Immerse yourself in the rich biodiversity of the rainforest and learn about socio-ecological resilience in the face of climate change and other environmental threats. Connect rainforest management and conservation issues with downstream impacts on the Great Barrier Reef. Become a part of large-scale restoration ecology experiments and study environmental policy and community conservation approaches while developing skills in field research and data collection. Learn More

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Spring 2020

Jan 27 - Apr 30

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Fall 2020

Aug 31 - Dec 3

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Watersheds of the Wet Tropics


The Great Barrier Reef and the tropical rainforests of northern Australia form a complex, interconnected system. Spend your summer learning about rainforest and watershed management in this verdant region while considering the policies and actions needed to maintain healthy waterways in the face of climate change. Learn More

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Summer 2020

Jul 6 - Aug 5

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Wild Patagonia: Fire and Ice


Spend a semester amid the soaring peaks, massive glaciers, and narrow fjords of Patagonia, where the trails of national parks like Torres del Paine become your classroom for research and field work. Embark on expeditions to the southernmost tip of South America and the volcanic lakes region of northern Patagonia to study climate change impacts, diverse ecosystems, and conservation in one of the world’s most iconic regions. Learn More

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Spring 2020

Jan 27 - May 8

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Fall 2020

Sep 7 - Dec 18

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Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies


Spend a semester in the dynamic community of Bocas del Toro, where you will experience everything from underwater ecosystems to rich green rainforests. Go behind the scenes of this “paradise” as you study the impacts of tourism and development on the unique habitats of this island system. Evaluate local and national environmental policies and study the principles of sustainability and conservation as part of an in-depth field research project. Learn More

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Spring 2020

Jan 27 - May 8

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Fall 2020

Aug 31 - Dec 11

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Tropical Island Ecosystems: The Human Impact


Snorkel and hike through the diverse environments of Bocas – from coral reefs and mangroves to beaches and rainforests – and study human impacts, such as tourism, on the island’s ecosystems and communities. Meet the local residents who depend on both tourism and natural resources and learn about current approaches to sustainable development in the archipelago. Learn More

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Summer 2020

Jun 1 - Jul 1

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Marine Resource Studies


Spend a semester on the island of South Caicos, where spectacular marine ecosystems are still largely untouched by tourism and development. Don your wetsuit and get to know a host of marine life while conducting research on coral reefs, seagrass meadows, and mangroves. Evaluate fisheries resources and policies while collecting data that helps community members balance their rights and needs with the island’s conservation goals. Learn More

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Spring 2020

Jan 27 - May 8

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Fall 2020

Aug 31 - Dec 11

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Fundamentals of Marine Conservation


Explore the spectacular reefs and turquoise waters of South Caicos, snorkeling or diving with rays, turtles, brilliantly colored fish, and other marine life. In this fundamentals course, you’ll learn about the environmental issues and policies affecting these ecosystems and the island community, and gain the skills needed to conduct marine research. Learn More

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Summer 2020

Jun 1 - Jul 1

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Marine Megafauna


Spend your summer studying sharks, turtles, and rays in the waters surrounding the island of South Caicos. In this specialized course, you’ll learn about the ecology and conservation of these and other marine megafauna through in-water field lectures, snorkel or dive sessions, and video tracking exercises. Learn More

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Summer 2020

Jul 6 - Aug 5

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