Study Away

Belize - March 13-21, 2016

Scuba diving in Belize
BIO220: Field Natural History of Belize

Travel Dates: March 13-21, 2016
Class Meeting: TBA
Credit Hours: 3
Estimated Cost: $1,875 + tuition
Instructor: Dr. David Ashley, Professor of Biology

Description: This course will involve weekly meetings throughout the spring semester and the laboratory portion involves an extended field trip to Belize over our spring break. Lectures will focus on culture, natural history, biodiversity and conservation of natural resources in Belize, Central America.

During our extended spring break trip, lectures and field trips will be scheduled throughout the days and evenings. We will explore mainland locations (Mayan ruins, butterfly farm, subtropic rainforest) and visit a diversity of island habitats (coral reefs, turtle grass beds, mangrove lagoons, Hol Chan Marine Preserve).

Students will maintain a journal of trip activities and contribute to a course “travelogue” and BIO220 Public Night presentation at the end of the semester.

Prerequisites: BIO105, BIO101, or another introductory biology course, or permission of the instructor.

YOU MUST ENROLL IN THIS COURSE THROUGH THE WESTERN INSTITUTE.

Enrollment is not available for Study Abroad courses through GoldLink.
Please contact Tammy Glise at (816) 271-4194.