For nearly ten years, Marymount University has run a three-week Marine Biology and Tropical Ecology summer program in Gales Point, Belize. This intensive 4-credit (3 class credits + 1 lab credit) program provides students with hands-on experience ...
The study abroad experience was everything I wanted it to be. I met new people, saw things I could only dream about, and enjoyed the most delicious food. One thing that impacted me the most was how spartan people's lives are. They don't have nearly as many possessions as we do back in the states, and yet, they seem happier. They...
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For nearly ten years, Marymount University has run a three-week Marine Biology and Tropical Ecology summer program in Gales Point, Belize. This intensive 4-credit (3 class credits + 1 lab credit) program provides students with hands-on experience in reef, estuarine, mangrove, freshwater,and replanted jungle ecosystems. Participants explore coral reefs, visit mangrove swamps, stay at a manatee preserve <http://www.manateelodge.com/home.html>, observe hawksbill sea turtles as they are tagged and lay eggs, and participate in a variety of cultural activities.
This program provides continued support to the Gales Point community through the work of the nonprofit Hawksbill Hope<http://www.hawksbillhope.org/> which was established by Marymount professor Dr. Todd Rimkus in order to protect critically endangered hawksbill sea turtles. Through nesting beach monitoring and data collection, Hawksbill Hope works to ensure future generations can enjoy the natural wonder of these beautiful sea turtles.
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Animal Sciences
- Natural Resources and Conservation
- Environmental Studies
- Environmental Science
- Zoology, Animal Biology
- Ecology, Evolution Biology
- Marine Sciences
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