[Coral-List] Marine & Tropical Ecology Course in Belize, 06-19 January 2015

Katheryn Patterson katheryn.w.patterson at gmail.com
Thu Sep 18 13:48:37 EDT 2014


*Led by, Katheryn Patterson (kpatter3 at gmu.edu <kpatter3 at gmu.edu>, Twitter:
@MarineKatPat) *

*George Mason University's Center for Global Education06-19 January 2015*

George Mason University's Belize Ridges to Reefs study abroad course, now
in its 5th season, is set to run 6-19 January 2015. The Belize Ridges to
Reef Program offers students a once-in-a-lifetime experience where students
will have the opportunity to live on one of Belize’s most pristine offshore
cayes, Half Moon Caye; have access to an archaeological cave system;
explore the Macal river; and form lasting friendships with the people they
meet on their adventure. Students will explore special places where only
few travelers go, such as the Actun Tunichil Muknal, a sacred Mayan
sacrificial site, and the infamous Blue Hole that Jacques-Yves Cousteau
made famous in 1972.

This course will focus heavily upon tropical marine and rainforest
ecosystems. We will have the opportunity to sea kayak, snorkel, hike, go
caving and more! There will also be a heavy cultural component embedded
within the course as we will also learn about, interact with, and
participate in cultural events of the Maya, Garifuna, and Creole peoples.
Students can earn three hours of upper division elective credits in biology
(BIOL), environmental science (EVPP), or interdisciplinary studies (NCLC).

Three credits of graduate level biology (BIOL) and environmental science
(EVPP) coursework are also available. Course credits in other departments
can be earned as well, but it is up to the student to seek necessary
approval from his/her department. The program fee DOES include tuition and
all program expenses. International airfare and personal expenses are not
included in the program fee and are the responsibility of the participant.
For more information, please go to the course website or contact the course
instructor directly (Katheryn Patterson, kpatter3 at gmu.edu).


The course is already over halfway full so if you don't want to be left
out, fill out your application today!


Katheryn W. Patterson
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Environmental Science and Policy
George Mason University
Email: katheryn.w.patterson at gmail.com

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