[Coral-List] Scientific diving and Tropical Marine Biology/Ecology summer courses in the Caribbean

CIEE Research Station Bonaire cieebonaire at gmail.com
Thu Mar 1 14:54:02 EST 2012

If you know of undergraduate students that would be interested in a *summer
course* in scientific diving (Advanced Scuba + Marine Ecology Field
Research Methods) and/or Tropical Marine Biology/Ecology; please pass this
notice along to them.  Thanks in advance.  Cheers, Rita Peachey

*Summer 2012 Bonaire, Southern Caribbean *

Undergraduate Study Abroad Program

CIEE is accepting applications for summer 2012.

*Summer I is June 6th – June  23rd  when 2 linked courses are offered:*

*Advanced Scuba (1 semester hr)*

In Advanced Scuba you will expand your experience beyond the recreational
dive level in order to participate fully in the scientific diving program
at the CIEE Research Station in Bonaire.  You will learn techniques that
will improve your dive skills and learn to respond to medical emergencies
in or out of the water.  By the time you complete this course you will be
eligible for certifications in Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue
Diver, Emergency First Responder and Oxygen First Aid.

*Marine Ecology Field Research Methods (3 semester hr) *

In this course you will learn to use scuba as a research tool instrumental
to understanding the underwater environment.  You will learn to record,
collect and analyze scientific data that are collected underwater.  The
course will introduce you to research techniques with broad applications in
Marine Ecology while focusing on using scuba to better understand coral
reef ecology in the southern Caribbean.

*Summer Session II is from June 23rd – July 7th when 1 course is offered:*

*Marine Biology and Ecology in the Southern Caribbean (3 semester hr)*

This course will provide you with an introduction to the ecological and
biological principles important to coral reef communities.  More
specifically, you will learn how reef, seagrass and mangrove systems are
interconnected.  Ecological concepts such as competition, species and
habitat diversity, adaptation, reproduction will be examined in the
classroom and on the reef.  You will also learn to identify major fish,
invertebrate and plants species in Bonaire.

Course descriptions can be found using the following link:

http://www.cieebonaire.org/courses.html.  Students can register for Summer
I, Summer II or both.

Prerequisites: Overall GPA 2.75 or better, a semester of biology 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 summer course is 1 April
2012.   *

Interested students should contact Rita Peachey, Director of CIEE Research
Station Bonaire at RPeachey at ciee.org or call 1-800-40-STUDY.  Register
online at http://ciee.org/study/apply.aspx.  Contact the study abroad
office at your institution to assist you with registration and course


CIEE Research Station Bonaire
Kaya Gobernador N Debrot 26
Kralendijk, Bonaire Netherlands Antilles
+599 717 4140

info at cieebonaire.org

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