Summer Session II

Applied Marine Research Techniques

Turks & Caicos Islands

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The spectacular reefs and turquoise waters of South Caicos serve as laboratories for research and field work in this summer session. Students apply the scientific process to a local environmental issue related to the management of tropical marine ecosystems—identifying a problem, collecting data in the field, and presenting results.

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

Summer session II


Location

Caicos Islands - Turks and Caicos Islands


Summer 2018

July 9 - August 8

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 (119) FIELD SKILLS

What You'll Study


  • Marine ecology and conservation
  • Marine Protected Areas assessment and management strategies
  • Quantitative & qualitative data collection and analysis

What You'll Practice


  • Marine species identification and population monitoring
  • Marine protected areas assessment
  • Economic valuation of marine ecosystem services
  • Scientific writing and oral presentation
  • Snorkel and scuba skills

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification offered to previously certified divers only, at an additional cost and 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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