[Coral-List] High school/college coral reef field studies with MANTA/College of Charleston

Russell Day rusty.day at manta-online.org
Thu Jan 19 22:25:12 EST 2012

Dear Marine Educators,
Do you know enthusiastic high school or college students interested in
marine science?
Do you want to help them learn career-building skills under the supervision
of research scientists and college professors?
The Marine Science and Nautical Training Academy (MANTA) is a non-profit
organization that offers unique marine science education programs to high
school and college students.  Students live aboard a large catamaran
sailboat in the British Virgin Islands while being immersed in marine
science and learning practical skills that are needed for the toolbox of any
aspiring marine biologist.  This includes receiving their PADI scuba diving
certification, and learning the hands-on nautical skills needed to become a
capable crewmember on a research vessel.  The course is Field Studies in
Coral Reef Biology, and is taught by faculty at the College of Charleston
from our floating classroom and research platform.  Lectures and
experiential learning are used to teach students about coral reef
ecosystems, and students develop and test their own hypotheses by designing
and executing a short field experiment.
High school and College summer 2012 programs are scheduled and open for
enrollment until April or until 10 qualified students are accepted for each
Please visit www.manta-online.org for additional information about the high
school (http://www.manta-online.org/highschool.shtm) and college programs
(http://www.manta-online.org/college.shtm), including trip details.  
The college program is offered through the College of Charleston, and
requires registration through the Center for International Education.  
Please forward this message to interested students, and have them identify a
teacher reference and fill out and submit the online application (High
school: http://www.manta-online.org/hsapplication.shtm, College:
Please email Rusty.Day at manta-online.org , or SotkaE at cofc.edu for more
detailed information about the syllabus, itinerary, or enrollment.
Thank you!
Rusty Day

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