[Coral-List] Scientific diving semester study abroad opportunity in Bonaire, Southern Caribbean

CIEE Research Station Bonaire cieebonaire at gmail.com
Mon Mar 26 15:48:19 EDT 2012

Dear Coral-listers:

There are still a few openings for students for fall semester, 2012.  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.
is limited to 16 students.

Thanks in advance,

Rita Peachey

*Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation Semester Abroad: Bonaire, Fall

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:

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:

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 April 1st, 2011.   *

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.


Rita BJ Peachey, PhD

Director, CIEE Research Station Bonaire

Kaya Gobernador Debrot #26

Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles

rpeachey at ciee.org


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

info at cieebonaire.org

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