BIO 477/590 Dive In: Coastal Florida Field Experience (1)
Instructor: Cara Shillington, Ph.D.
April 25–May 2, 2014
Registration Packet [PDF] | Registration Deadline: Jan. 24, 2014
This course takes you to Florida for a change to earn your scuba dive certification while studying marine biology. There are two corequisites for this course: BIO 478/592 Tropical Marine Biology (2) and PEGN 348 Basic Scuba Diving (1). You must be registered for these courses for Winter term into order to take this U.S. Travel course. After your time in the tropical marine biology lecture course and the basic scuba diving weekend course, you'll join up with classmates to head down to Florida.
Over the first weekend of the course, you'll have an opportunity to attain your open water dive certification. You'll spent the rest of the trip gaining hands-on experience in a marine coastal environment. We will stay at a marine lab on the Florida Keys and work with local biologists. You'll be required to identify many of the organisms you learn about in the lecture course and will acquire skills for monitoring underwater communities.
*Some scholarship money is available for biology majors.
We'll stay at a marine lab on the Keys. Accommodations are chosen for proximity to key sites on the itinerary. Rooms are based on multiple occupancies with other students. Any special room requests must be made at the time you register along with your registration documents.
Program Fee: $1500 plus tuition and fees.
If you're using financial aid, additional assistance may be available for those who qualify. Contact financial aid.
This trip begins and ends at Detroit Metro Airport. You are responsible for your own transportation to and from there.
If you have any questions, contact Jen Short at 734.487.3229 or firstname.lastname@example.org.