[Coral-List] Undergraduate Semester Abroad Program in Tropical Marine Ecology & Conservation

Rbjpeachey at aol.com Rbjpeachey at aol.com
Fri Oct 31 14:47:50 EDT 2008

Dear  Coral-listers: 
If you know of undergraduate students that would be  interested in a semester 
of study in Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation;  please pass this 
notice along to them.  Students with an interest in Independent Research experience 
and  Scientific Diving are especially encouraged to apply.  Enrollment is 
limited to 12  students.   
Thanks in advance, 
Rita Peachey 
Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation Semester Abroad:  Bonaire, Spring 
Undergraduate Study Abroad Opportunity in the Caribbean  
The Tropical Marine Biology and Conservation study abroad  program is 
accepting applications for spring semester.  Students register  for 17 semester 
hours: Coral Reef Ecology (4), Scientific Diving (4),  Environmental and Cultural 
History of Bonaire (2), Marine Conservation Biology  (3) and Independent 
Research (4).  The program description can be found using the following link:   
The Scientific Diving course provides dive training that  prepares students 
for AAUS certification at their home universities.  Students will receive the 
following  training in the Scientific Diving course: Open Water, Advanced 
Diver, Rescue  Diver, Emergency First Responder, CPR + First Aid, Dan Oxygen 
Rescue, underwater  photography and videography, night diving, and underwater 
navigation.  Students will learn internationally  recognized monitoring protocols 
including REEF and AGRRA.   
Independent Research provides students with the  opportunity to conduct a 
research project of their choice in marine science and  to publish the results in 
a student journal, PHYSIS: Journal of Marine  Science.  A copy of the journal 
 can be downloaded on the following page:   
_http://www.cieebonaire.org/physis.html_ (http://www.cieebonaire.org/physis.html)  
Prerequisites: Overall GPA 2.75 or better, 2 semesters of  biology, 
chemistry, geology, ecology 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 spring semester program 
is 15 November  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.  The study abroad office at your  institution will assist you with 

Rita BJ Peachey,  PhD
Director,  CIEE Research Station Bonaire
Kaya Gob DeBrot 21
Kralendijk, Bonaire,  Netherlands Antilles
rpeachey at ciee.org 
_www.cieebonaire.org_ (http://www.cieebonaire.org/) 

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