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Jelly fish


Discover Tropical Inverts

BIO 477/590 Survey of Florida Inverts (1)
Instructor: Cara Shillington, Ph.D.
Dates to be announced

This course will run in Winter 2017 in the Bahamas. For more information and to register contact Cara Shillington at cshilling@emich.edu.

Get a field-based learning experience outside of Michigan. Observe and identify some of the invertebrates found along the Gulf and Atlantic shores in Florida. Activities include: snorkeling, kayaking and hiking in different aquatic and terrestrial habitats. Assignments include a shell collection and invertebrate photo identifications. We’ll visit several wildlife preserves and learn about ongoing invertebrate research projects associated with the Smithsonian Marine Institute and the Florida Oceanographic Society.


Program Fee to be announced and will be in addition to tuition and fees.

Program fee includes
  • Roundtrip airfare on a regular, scheduled air carrier to and from Detroit Metro Airport
  • Local transportation by van for airport transfers and daily excursions. Transportation between cities by bus or train.
  • Each meal provided daily.
  • Venue admission for all required events.


  • EMU tuition and fees
  • Textbooks (if applicable)
  • Personal expenditures
  • Transportation charges resulting from deviation from printed itinerary.

If you're using financial aid, additional assistance may be available for those who qualify. Contact financial aid.

Accommodations are chosen for proximity to key sites on the itinerary. Rooms are based on double occupancy with other students. Any special room requests must be made at the time you register along with your registration documents.

If you have any questions, contact Jen Short at 734.487.3229 or jen.short@emich.edu