[Coral-List] MANTA-College of Charleston Summer Coral Reef Field Studies in the British Virgin Islands

Russell Day rusty.day at manta-online.org
Thu Mar 29 21:32:15 EDT 2012

Dear Marine Science Researchers and Educators,
Do you know enthusiastic college or high school 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 and learn aboard a catamaran
sailboat in the British Virgin Islands while being immersed in marine
science and mastering 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.
Click here <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGfV8YiaPUU>  to watch a short
video highlighting the program.
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGfV8YiaPUU> MANTA-College of Charleston
 High school and College summer 2012 programs are scheduled and we still
have a few spots open for enrollment.  The new extended deadline is April
Please visit www.manta-online.org for additional information.
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 for more detailed information about
the syllabus, itinerary, or enrollment.
Thank you!
Rusty Day

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