Summer Session I

Tropical Marine Ecosystems: Monitoring and Management

Turks & Caicos Islands

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In this summer session, students explore the conservation of tropical marine ecosystems in the Turks and Caicos Islands, the impacts of climate change and ocean acidification on these ecosystems, and the importance of ensuring that environmental management objectives take into account community livelihood goals. Students come away prepared to conduct marine research in collaboration with community stakeholders.

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Language:
Coursework is taught in English
Credits:
4
Prerequisites:
None

Summer session I


Location

Caicos Islands - Turks and Caicos Islands


Summer 2018

June 4 - July 4

Open


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Price

Tuition:

$4,850

Room & Board:

$1,500


?   Total Cost:

$6,350

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Spend the summer immersed in the clear waters and diverse marine ecosystems of the Turks and Caicos Islands. These summer courses can be taken individually (4 credits) or in combination for a total of 8 credits. The combined summer program provides a comprehensive introduction to tropical marine ecology and resource management, as well as field research techniques for addressing conservation questions. Students participating in both sessions receive a $1,000 discount.

Both sessions include the opportunity for snorkeling and diving (for students who are certified) experiences around the island. Session II includes the opportunity to conduct field research.

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Academics

TCI SFS Web (85) FIELD SKILLS RESEARCH

What You'll Study


  • Marine ecology and conservation
  • Marine Protected Areas assessment and management strategies
  • Sustainable tourism practices
  • Sustainable fishery practices

What You'll Practice


  • Marine population monitoring
  • Quantitative & qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Science communication
  • Snorkel and scuba skills

PADI Open Water Diver certification offered at an additional cost, upon request


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Center for Marine Resource Studies


Turks & Caicos Islands

Students attending this program will be based at the SFS Center for Marine Resource Studies in South Caicos Island in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Click here to find out more about the Center and life at the field station.

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