[Coral-List] Australia Study Abroad Program

Phil Pepe phil.pepe at pcmail.maricopa.edu
Mon Nov 24 12:53:37 EST 2003

>>                             Tropical Marine Biology in
>> Join our trip to Queensland, Australia
>> June 14 to July 4, 2004. (includes travel time)
>> $4,318.00 for Airfare, Room, Instruction, Tuition,
>> Books, Bus, Boats, Diving, Gear
>> Visit our web site at
>> http://www.pc.maricopa.edu/departments/Biology/au/auweb.htm
>> Experience the exciting underwater world of tropical
>> Australia. Learn about the management of the Great
>> Barrier Reef Marine Park. This unique summer program
>> will be held in Cannonvale, in the Whitsunday Islands
>> and on the Great Barrier Reef. The spotlight will be on
>> the inner workings of coral reefs and their incredibly
>> diverse flora and fauna. You will spend your days
>> exploring the coast, snorkeling or scuba diving,
>> participating in reef preservation activities, and
>> discussing a variety of fascinating coral reef and
>> marine parks management topics.
>> Snorkel or scuba dive off beautiful Whitehaven Beach and
>> Blue Pearl Bay in the Whitsunday Islands. Explore the
>> Proserpine River estuary. Examine the tide flats of
>> Pioneer Bay. Explore the wet tropical forest and the
>> mangroves of Conway National Park. Monitor the health of
>> seagrass and corals. Survey the invertebrates and fishes
>> of Hardy Reef. Spend three days and nights on a
>> live-aboard dive boat exploring Black Reef.
>> Philip Pepe, a tropical marine biologist from Phoenix
>> College, will be your teacher and guide. Tony Fontes, a
>> PADI Master Instructor from the Barrier Reef Institute
>> of TAFE Queensland, will be your expert connection to
>> Australian marine parks management.
>> TAFE Queensland, Whitsunday College will be teaming up
>> with Phoenix College to offer students a unique
>> opportunity to study tropical marine biology abroad. The
>> TAFE Cannonvale Campus will be our base of operations.
>> Classes offered by the colleges will be packaged
>> together to optimize your field experience in Australia.
>> Professor Pepe will conduct a series of orientation
>> meetings at Phoenix College during the spring semester
>> and prior to departure for Australia. TAFE and MCCD will
>> assist you in arranging transportation, lodging, diving,
>> and other logistics.
>>    To make sure you don’t miss this special opportunity
>>                 contact Philip Pepe today
>>     at (602) 285-7106 or phil.pepe at pcmail.maricopa.edu

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