Marine and Island Ecology of the Bahamas

March 21 - June 6, 2007


ACCA Schools in conjuction with Shedd Aquarium will sponsor 4-credit hour course to:

Delve into the tropical world underwater as you explore habitats and animals found on and around the Bahamian islands. Discover how oceanography and water chemistry affect marine habitats and island environments. Develop identification techniques as you study species such as fishes, reptiles, plants and invertebrates. Gain knowledge of techniques and procedures used in field research. Become familiar with tropical marine and island flora and fauna, and survey a variety of marine and terrestrial communities in the Exumas. Then board Shedd’s research vessel, the R/V Coral Reef II, and apply your newfound knowledge of field and research techniques in a nine-day field experience.

Class Sessions
Saturdays, March 24, 31 and April 14, 21 and 28
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Shedd Aquarium
Chicago, IL
Swim and Snorkel Check-out
Date and Time TBD
At Scuba Systems in Skokie
Field Experience
Monday, May 21 – Tuesday, May 29 (9 days)
or
Tuesday, May 29 — Wednesday, June 6 (9 days)
Destination: Exuma Islands, Bahamas
Registration Fees: College Tuition
Please see your college registrar for current tuition rates
Shedd Tuition
$2300 per student includes lodging aboard the Coral Reef II and all meals. Airfare is not included in this fee.
For more information
Contact Renee Birk at Shedd Aquarium at 312-692-3328.
 

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