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Spring 2022

Students studying tidepools in BahamasBahamas:  Marine and Island Ecology

This course provides an introduction to ecological concepts as students observe and sample plants and animals in terrestrial and marine environments.  The class is based at the Gerace Research Centre on San Salvador Island, where Christopher Columbus landed in the New World.  Students snorkel over coral reefs, observe rare rock iguana, explore karst caves, and hike through sub-tropical habitats as they prepare their independent field research projects.  

Dr. Daniel Kjar ( and Dr. Lynn Gillie (
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Students with sled dogs in AlaskaAlaska:  Wildlife Ecology

This course is a study of the flora and fauna of the Kenai Peninsula, and students are exposed to Alaskan culture and society.  The focus will be on Alaskan ecology, wildlife conservation, and environmental/social issues.  Students spend 2 weeks in Alaska hiking to glaciers, sea kayaking, dog sledding, visiting a wildlife refuge, and whale watching. 
Dr. Corey Stilts ( and Professor Chris Longwell (
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