[Coral-List] JU Coral Semester at Mote in the Florida Keys

Dr. David Vaughan dvaughan at mote.org
Fri Jun 23 11:51:14 EDT 2017

    Students: This is your chance to get college credit at Jacksonville
    University for a Reef Semester at Mote in the Florida Keys at the
    new International Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration.


When: Spring 2018

Dive in to an exciting and breathtaking Spring Semester in Florida’s own 
spectacular Keys!

During the Spring semester 2018, students will study with JU Biology & 
Marine Science faculty, Dr. Dan McCarthy, for an integrated and hands on 
semester away experience. This unique semester program will be based on 
Summerland Key, in collaboration with the new Mote International Center 
for Coral Reef Research and Restoration (Mote.org) 
  In addition to coursework, assignments and exams,  students will have 
the opportunity to:

  * Work in a laboratory with live corals, animals and plants
  * Visit major reefs & ecosystems throughout the length of the Keys
  * Work with coral propagation, transplants and restoration

Courses will also include guest lectures by professionals from Mote, 
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Florida 
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Keys Marine Sanctuary, and 
The Nature Conservancy, among others.

Whether you are an aspiring Marine Scientist or simply passionate about 
Florida marine flora and fauna, this program is one for you.  Space is 
limited to 8 students.


  * Successful completion of Intro to Marine Science or Intro to
    Biology/Environmental Science course(s)
  * Consent from the Instructor
  * Capable of moderate level of water activities (swimming/snorkeling)
  * SCUBA certification not required, but preferred

*Courses *(4 credits each)

*MSC 430: Coral Reef Conservation & Restoration 
– required course

*MSC/BIOL 302: Invertebrate Zoology 

*MSC 310WR: Marine Ecology 


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