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

McCarthy, Daniel dmccart1 at ju.edu
Tue Sep 26 09:11:06 EDT 2017

Good Day, 

Students ….we are still accepting applications  for admission into the Reef Semester at Mote in the Florida Keys. This is the exciting new program  which is being taught at the new International Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration (http://ju.iepabroad.org/portfolio/semester-keys-2017/). Yes, the facility survived Hurricane Irma so we are moving forward. However, the deadline for application and deposit submission for this program is October 12 so there isn’t much time left. 

This is an opportunity to 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) <https://mote.org/locations/details/international-center-for-coral-reef-research-and-restoration>. 

 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 

Please contact me via email if you have any questions.


Dan McCarthy

Daniel A. McCarthy, Ph. D.
Professor of  Biology and Marine Science
Director of the Undergraduate Marine Science Program
Jacksonville University
Jacksonville, Florida 32211
PH: 904-256-7369
Email: dmccart1 at ju.edu

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