Study marine biology in the Atlantic Ocean, Florida Keys and Gulf of Mexico

3/9/2017 4:37:50 PM

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You still have a chance to swim with manatees, snorkel in a coral reef and hike the Everglades in the Southwestern Illinois College Introduction to Marine Biology lab course.

SWIC is accepting registration for the summer BIOL 110 Introduction to Marine Biology – Increment II-Lab: Field Experience. The travel study course will visit the Atlantic Ocean, Florida Keys and Gulf of Mexico to study coral reefs and fishes May 20 to June 2, 2017.

“This is a fantastic, hands-on learning experience filled with fun, excitement and life-changing opportunities,” said SWIC Biology Professor Randi Papke, Ph.D.  

The trip includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the Georgia Aquarium; numerous marine biology sites in the Everglades, Florida Keys, and Dry Tortugas National Park; plus a chance to participate in scientific research at a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration lab and at Mote Marine Laboratory.

This two-semester-credit lab course will cost approximately $1,200 per person, plus tuition and fees. This includes all travel to and throughout Georgia and Florida, camping and lodging, some meals, all field trips, park entrance fees, and lab equipment.

To earn credit, you must enroll in BIOL 110 Introduction to Marine Biology Increment II-Lab: Field Experience. A nonrefundable $200 deposit is required when you enroll.  

For more information or for a course application, contact Papke at 618-235-2700, ext. 5458, or randi.papke@swic.edu; or visit swic.edu/marine-biology.