[Coral-List] TCC Field Course in Tropical Marine Ecology, Panama 2014

Micah Jaarsma Marty micahjmarty at gmail.com
Mon Oct 13 07:01:33 EDT 2014

Greetings Coral-List,

See below for information on an exciting field course opportunity in Panama
this winter with the Tropical Conservation Consortium (TCC). We are seeking
bright and highly motivated applicants; please share with students or
individuals who might be interested in such an opportunity.


Micah and Inga
TME Course Instructors Winter 2014
TME2014 at tropicalcc.org


COURSE DATES: December 17th 2014 - January 6th 2015

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  November 1st, 2014. Registration is limited; it is
recommended that prospective students express their interest to the
instructors early.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to build advanced understanding
of tropical marine ecosystems and offer practical experience in ecological
field science. Learning outcomes include comprehension of marine ecology,
knowledge of Caribbean taxa and their ecology, and introduction to
scientific diving and practical field skills. The course capstone is the
development, implementation, and presentation of an independent research
project. All students will spend considerable time in the water, however
diving is not a requirement and students who are not SCUBA-certified are
encouraged to participate in the course as snorkelers.

INSTRUCTORS: Micah J. Marty (University of North Carolina at Wilmington)
Email: marty at tropicalcc.org and Inga Conti-Jerpe (The University of Hong
Kong) Email: icontijerpe at tropicalcc.org

HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants should complete the application
instructions found at http://www.tropicalcc.org/application/ The
application materials include an application form, a 1-page statement of
interest, a letter of recommendation, and a $100 USD application fee.

TUITION: $2600 USD. Tuition fee includes all room and board while at the
field station during the three weeks of the course, plus boat use and field
expenses (e.g. dive cylinders). The application fee contributes to the
tuition payment. Please note that airfare is not included.

LOCATION: The field course will take place at Boca del Drago on the NW
corner of Isla Colon, an island in the Bocas del Toro Archipelago in the
western Caribbean region of Panama. Spanish is the official language but
English is widespread and the US dollar is used as currency.

COURSE CREDIT: Up to four units of credit will be granted for this course.
Contact the instructors for details on how to obtain credit at your

CONTACT: tme2014 at tropicalcc.org

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