Next summer, chronicle the state of coral reefs in the remote Pacific Ocean in response to a major ongoing climate event: an El Niño predicted to be the strongest on record. With this phenomenon comes rising water temperatures and the potential fo...
This program allowed me to learn a lot about the Hawaiian culture that I would not have been able to learn anywhere else. It also gave me hands-on experience working with marine and costal conservation issues.
- SUNY - College of Environmental Science & Forestry
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Next summer, chronicle the state of coral reefs in the remote Pacific Ocean in response to a major ongoing climate event: an El Niño predicted to be the strongest on record. With this phenomenon comes rising water temperatures and the potential for widespread changes to the marine environment, impacting both the ecosystems and the people that inhabit these regions. Participate in oceanographic research while making an epic 2,600-nautical mile passage across the Equator from Tahiti to Hawaii. Retrace historic voyages of Polynesian migration, mastering time-tested navigation methods that rely on the sun, stars, and moon. Visit some of the most remote island atolls in the world to document the effects of environmental change.
Available to students enrolling in SEA Semester from colleges operating on a trimester or quarter calendar. Not applicable to SEA Summer Session or SEA Trimester Program due to the already reduced cost of these programs.
Must be accepted to SEA Semester and attending a trimester or quarter college/university.
One award is available per each SEA Semester class for a student from one of the five colleges in the "5-College Consortium" (Smith College, Mt. Holyoke College, Amherst College, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Hampshire College).
April 20 for Fall Semesters; November 1 for Spring Semesters
A faculty nomination is required via the Five-College Faculty Nomination form (downloadable on SEA Semester website).