[Coral-List] Tropical Marine Ecology Semester Program - deadline extended

rbjpeachey at aol.com rbjpeachey at aol.com
Thu Dec 10 07:23:33 EST 2009

Dear Coral-listers:
There are still a few openings for students for spring semester, 2010.  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 2010
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), Marine Ecology Field Research Methods (3), Advanced SCUBA (1), 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: http://www.cieebonaire..org/courses.html
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
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 December 2009.   
Interested students should contact Rita Peachey Director of CIEE Research Station Bonaire at RPeachey at ciee.org or call 1-800-40-STUDY.  The study abroad office at your institution will assist you with registration.  

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