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Summer Ecosystem Program (India, Jordan, Brazil)

Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates

The Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U) program provides undergraduate students of all majors with a global understanding of ecology and environmental sustainability. The SEE-U program gives you the opportunity to participate in a combination of lectures and labs, while conducting environmental fieldwork in unique natural settings around the world.

Thumbnail_EICES_SEE-U_2014_Brochure_ImageIn the words of one student: “The SEE-U program is a life changing experience.  This program teaches you not only about ecology and sustainable development but also about a new country, its culture, and, ultimately, more about yourself.  SEE-U allows you to bond with your classmates and instructors in a way that is impossible to do in a formal classroom.  These memories will last a lifetime.”

For more information on the SEE-U Program please download our
SEE-U Program Brochure (PDF)

Live and learn in one of these beautiful locations:

India_PhotoIndia | Bangalore & The Western Ghats *New Field Site*
6 credits
May 30 – July 4, 2015
India is globally recognized as a megadiverse country, containing 70% of the world’s biodiversity.  Embark on a journey to explore India’s ecology in the Western Ghats, a unique biologically rich ecosystem home to many of the world’s plants and animals.

Jordan_Photo

Jordan | Amman, Aqaba, Dana, & Ajloun
6 credits
May 24 – June 22, 2015
You will embark in the exploration and appreciation of Jordan’s ecology through coursework and field research. This location is ideal for biodiversity studies, as a wide variety of flora and fauna are found in Jordan’s wetland, marine, freshwater, desert, and forest ecosystems.

Brazil Photo

Brazil | The Atlantic Forest & Serra do Mar State Park
6 credits
Session 1: May 30 – July 4, 2015 or
Session 2: July 11 – August 15, 2015
The Atlantic Forest is one of the most endangered regions in the world. You will work and live in some of the largest remaining tracts of this diverse forest. Tropical flora and fauna abound here, including several endangered primates.

APPLY ONLINE

Short Course: Coral Reef Ecology (Bermuda)

Spring Break Short Course
Wednesday, March 18 – Sunday, March 22, 2015

Bermuda is a world leader in marine conservation and the perfect place to experience the wonder of coral reefs.

Let Columbia University’s Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability (EICES) and the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) be your guides to the world of corals through lectures, labs, and fieldwork.

Join fellow students in Bermuda this March where you’ll participate in snorkel tours and trips to Whalebone Bay and Nonsuch Island.

Topics Covered:
- biology of corals
- ecology of coral communities
- anthropogenic factors that impact coral reefs
- coral reef restoration and sustainability

Course Syllabus (PDF) and Course Schedule (PDF)

Accommodations are provided by BIOS, an internationally renowned nonprofit marine research and educational institution in St. George’s, Bermuda.

Cost: $1,550* ($800 tuition + $750 room and board)
* flights are not included.

Anyone may apply.  Limited space is available.

Interested in learning more?  Contact:
Desmond Beirne, Program Manager
E-mail:  djb2104@columbia.edu
Phone:  212-854-0149


Coral Reef Ecology: Bermuda is part of the Earth Institute Certificate Program in Conservation and Environmental Sustainability.

Internship, Dept. of Recreation and Conservation (Boston, MA)

The Ecology Program Assistant provides support for the Ecology and ACEC Programs by assisting with the research permitting process, providing general administrative assistance, and assisting with field surveys or monitoring conducted by the Ecology Program staff.

Learn more.

Mar 7-8: Ecological Landscaping Association Conference (Springfield, MA)

Join the ELA for a 2-day conference that will feature one-day of intensive workshops, a full day of educational seminars and an Eco-Marketplace where vendors showcase the latest products and technology. Workshops cover topics from “‘Pro’active Protection of Wetlands” to “Practical Solutions for Deer and Other Pests” to “Native Plant System Design to Increase Habitat Diversity.” Interested?

Register before February 14th and get a discount!
https://www.eventville.com/catalog/eventregistration1.asp?eventid=1008752

See details in the full conference brochure.
http://www.ecolandscaping.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/2012-ELA-Conferencce-Session-Descriptions.pdf