[Coral-List] Coral Reef Biology Field Course in the US Virgin Islands

Marilyn Brandt mbrandt at uvi.edu
Tue Feb 10 10:52:54 EST 2015

The sparkling turquoise seawater surrounding the emerald isles of the U.S. Virgin Islands is home to some of the most diverse marine ecosystems in the nation. In this unrivaled natural setting, the University of the Virgin Islands will offer Coral Reef Biology (MBI 430, 4 credits) June 1 - 16, 2014 in an exciting new project-based format on reefs of several local islands and cays. This exploration of tropical coral reefs across two islands will provide students with the opportunity to gain an understanding of marine ecosystems as they develop skills to assess and monitor the health and conservation of our reefs.

Coral Reef Biology (MBI 430, 4 credits) Field Course
Cost:  $3990 (2990 for VI residents)  $1000 non-refundable deposit.  Application and deposit due March 1st 2015

Days 1- 6: Location: MacLean Marine Science Center, UVI main campus, St. Thomas. Be introduced to the coral reefs of the Virgin Islands at our newly upgraded Marine Science Center where cutting edge research is actively occurring. In-water training begins on Day 1.

Days 7 - 15: Location: Virgin Islands Environmental Research Station (VIERS), St. John. Participate in project-based learning while living and working in the pristine Virgin Islands National Park.

Days 16 - 18: Location: MacLean Marine Science Center, UVI Main Campus, St. Thomas. Finalize your experience by presenting your research to a diverse audience of local students, faculty and researchers.

For more information, go to www.uvi.edu or contact Dr. Paul Jobsis (pjobsis at uvi.edu).

Marilyn Brandt, Ph.D.
Director, Masters of Marine and Environmental Studies (MMES) Program
Research Assistant Professor, Center for Marine and Environmental Studies
University of the Virgin Islands
2 John Brewers Bay, St. Thomas, USVI 00802
Ph. 340-693-1376

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