The following summer study or field studies programs are being offered during the summer session. If you have questions, please contact the coordinators for each program.
- Course dates: May 15 - 29, 2013
- Application & deposit ($500) deadline: March 13, 2013
- Estimated course fees: $3,200 - $3,800* (includes airfare)
- Prerequisites: One year college-level biology; permission to register by instructor
- Mandatory Orientation/Introduction Meeting: April 2013 (TBA)
*Final cost will depend on enrollment and airfare prices. Costs will be finalized April 2013.
BI340: Field Studies in Tropical Biology
A 4 credit course offered in the first summer session. This course introduces students to the biological complexity of the tropics through participatory field experiences in the ecologically diverse Central American country of Belize. Field trips and exercises are conducted in two of the most species rich ecosystems on the planet, the neo-tropical rainforest and coral reef. Saint Anselm faculty (Dr. Eric Berry and Dr. Lori LaPlante) and local experts will lecture on a variety of topics including the natural history of tropical biota, patterns of species diversity, rainforest ecology and conservation, ethnobiology, fish behavior, and coral reef ecology. Watch a short video from previous classes in the rainforest or out on the coral reef. See pictures at our Facebook site. Note to Biology majors: this is now a lab course and may count as one of your major electives.