Coral Reef Ecology in Belize
Coral Reef Ecology (BIO 315) is a 3-credit hour, faculty-led, study abroad course that will be offered during the 2017 spring semester. Lectures will be held on Friday's from 2 - 3:30 pm to minimize schedule conflicts with other courses. The experiential component will be held on the island of Ambergris Caye in Belize during Spring Break (March 3 - 10, 2017). The projected fee is $2,100, which includes international and regional airfare, lodging, meals, and daily snorkeling excursions. Click here to download a slideshow about the course, or visit a blog of the most recent course in Spring 2015. The pre- or co-requisite for Coral Reef Ecology is BIO 211 (or its transfer equivalent). BIO 315 satisfies the EXP general education requirement. For more information, please contact Dr. Alan Smith.
Mercer on Mission Mozambique/Ecuador
In the summers of 2010 and 2011, students in this program traveled to Africa in order to assess mercury pollution in the environment and mercury poisoning of artisanal gold miners in the Manica Province of Mozambique. Students provided miners with strategies to reduce mercury contamination and collected preliminary data on the extent of mercury contamination in three diverse artisanal gold mines. During the summer of 2014, students traveled to Ecuador on a similar project.
Mercer on Mission Trinidad and Tobago