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.
- 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
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