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  • Locations: San Salvador, Bahamas
  • Program Terms: Winter Intersession
  • Budget Sheets: Winter Intersession
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Faculty-Led Abroad
Field of Study: Biology
Program Description:

Biology Field Experience: Marine Ecosystems

Travel Dates: Winter Intersession
Courses: BIO 494 or 594
Credits: One
Eligibility: Open to all EMU students in good academic standing who have successfully completed BIO 120/121 or receive instructor permission for an equivalent course. Must be at least 18 years old at the time of travel.
Program Fee:  See budget

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Program Overview
This class provides students with a field-based learning environment outside of the U.S.  During this trip, we will have opportunities to observe and interact with some of the flora and fauna found in the Caribbean.  Activities include snorkeling and hiking opportunities in different aquatic and terrestrial habitats.  We will examine the different organisms found in these locations using different field sampling techniques, and will discuss organismal adaptations and natural history associated with each habitat considering both biotic and abiotic factors.

This is a wonderful environment for students to safely explore marine ecosystems.  As we are staying at a field station, they also have the opportunity to interact with other students and researchers that visit the site.  Students will learn different field techniques and will also have an opportunity to relate/apply what they are learning in our campus classes as they explore these environments.

Financial Aid and Scholarships
Financial aid and many EMU scholarships can be applied to the tuition and fees for this program. Visit the Office of Financial Aid for more information. 

Instructor Information
Cara Shillington, Ph.D. is a professor in the Biology Department at Eastern Michigan University. She's led a variety of Biology related travel programs for EMU and has taken students to Florida, Texas, the Bahamas and Ecuador in the past.

This program is currently not accepting applications.