[Coral-List] Belize Course Announcement 7-20 January 2014
katherynpatterson at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 19 10:56:48 EDT 2013
George Mason University's Belize Ridges to Reefs study abroad course, now in its 4th season, is set to run 7-20 January 2014. The Belize Ridges to Reef Program offers students a once-in-a-lifetime
experience where students will have the opportunity to live on one of
Belize’s most pristine offshore cayes, Half Moone Caye; have access to an archaeological
cave system; explore the Sibun river; and form lasting friendships with the people they meet on their adventure. Students will explore special places where only few travelers go, such as the Actun Tunichil Muknal, a sacred Mayan sacrificial site, and the infamous Blue Hole that
Jacques-Yves Cousteau made famous in 1972.
This course will focus heavily upon tropical marine and rainforest
ecosystems. We will have the opportunity to sea kayak, snorkel, hike, go
caving and more! There will also be a heavy cultural component embedded
within the course as we will also learn about,
interact with, and participate in cultural events of the Maya, Garifuna,
and Creole peoples.
Students will earn three undergraduate-level
upper division elective college in biology (BIOL), environmental
science (EVPP), or interdisciplinary studies (NCLC). Three credits of
graduate level biology (BIOL) and environmental science (EVPP) coursework
are also available. Course credits in other departments can be earned as
well, but it is up to the student to seek necessary approval from
his/her department. The program fee ($4,530) includes tuition and
program expenses. International airfare and personal expenses are not
included in the program fee and are the responsibility of the
participant.For more information, please go to the course website or contact the
course instructor directly (Katheryn Patterson, kpatter3 at gmu..edu).
The course is already over halfway full so if you don't want
to be left out, don't forget to fill out your application today!
Katheryn W. Patterson
Environmental Science and Policy Dept.
George Mason University
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