[Coral-List] Tropical Marine Ecology and Scientific Diving Summer Courses in Bonaire
Rbjpeachey at aol.com
Rbjpeachey at aol.com
Sun Mar 16 13:55:40 EDT 2008
If you know of undergraduate students that would be interested in a summer
course in Scientific Diving or Tropical Marine Biology and Ecology; please
pass this notice along to them.
Thanks in advance. Cheers, Rita Peachey
Summer 2008 Bonaire, Southern Caribbean
Undergraduate Study Abroad Program
CIEE is accepting applications for:
Tropical Marine Biology and Ecology of the Southern Caribbean (3 semester
Introduction to ecological and biological principles important to coral reef
communities such as competition, diversity, symbiosis, disturbance,
adaptation, reproduction, as well as identification of the major fish, invertebrate
and plant species in Bonaire. Examines connectedness of reef, seagrass and
mangrove ecosystems and threats to tropical ecosystems. The course runs from
May 29 through June 14th and includes daily field trips to dive, snorkel or
kayak at sites along the coast of Bonaire.
Scientific Diving (4 semester hr)
The course introduces students to research diving knowledge and techniques
to better understand coral reef ecology. Students use scuba as a research
tool to record scientific data underwater; they master mapping and navigational
skills; study diving physiology and physics; and develop dive safety
awareness and skills essential to safe scientific diving. Students will gain
competencies in internationally accepted coral reef monitoring protocols such as
AGRRA, REEF, and Reefcheck. Certifications include: Open water, Advanced Diver,
Rescue Diver, Emergency First Responder CPR + First Aid, Dan Oxygen Rescue,
Underwater photography and videography, Night diving, Underwater navigation.
The course runs from June 15th to July 2nd and includes boat and shore diving
as well as snorkeling to study coral reef ecology.
Course descriptions can be found using the following link:
Prerequisites: Overall GPA 2.75 or better, a semester of biology or
environmental science and a nationally recognized open water SCUBA certification (or
a PADI referral – you can do your check out dives in Bonaire). The deadline
for application to the summer course is 1 April 2008.
Interested students should contact Rita Peachey Director of CIEE Research
Station Bonaire at _RPeachey at ciee.org_ (mailto:RPeachey at ciee.org) or call
1-800-40-STUDY. Register online at _http://ciee.org/study/apply.aspx_
(http://ciee.org/study/apply.aspx) . Contact the study abroad office at your institution
to assist you with registration and course approval.
Rita BJ Peachey, PhD
CIEE Research Station Bonaire
Kaya Gob DeBrot 21
Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles
rpeachey at ciee.org
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