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Coral Reef Ecology: Bermuda – Spring Break Course

Coral Reef Ecology: Bermuda
Spring Break Short Course
Wednesday, March 20 – Sunday, March 24, 2013

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: $1,470* ($720 tuition + $750 room and board)
* flights are not included.

Anyone may apply. Limited space is available. A program deposit of $250 (applied toward room and board) made out to ‘Columbia University’ must be submitted to EICES by Friday, February 8th.

Interested in learning more? Contact:
Desmond Beirne, Program Coordinator
Phone: 212-854-0149

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

Other upcoming courses include:
– Climate and Biodiversity
– Marine Pollution
– Disease Ecology
– Business Models: Strategies from Ecology and Evolution
– Forest Management and Conservation: Black Rock Forest
– Introduction to Environmental Policy

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