This is a week-long intensive course designed to explore experimental methods in field marine biology. Lectures will integrate with field-based experimentation, data collection and analysis. Students will develop skills in written and oral scientific communication. The course will be held at Hurricane Island (http://www.hurricaneisland.net/), a developing field research station with dormitory and dining facilities onsite, which will provide onsite student accommodations. The focus of the field-based exercises will be to discover and manipulate the biotic and abiotic forces that structure marine communities. The field exercises will give students hands-on experience with the scientific method and a chance to witness many phenomena in marine biology. Students will be working with live organisms that live in dynamic environments. There is a good chance that students will be exposed to harsh weather and adverse environmental conditions. Each day will consist of a mixture of lecture and field-based activities (scheduled around the prevailing low tides), and students should come prepared to spend long days in the field. Designated time will also be devoted to data analysis, and preparation of oral presentations.
Travel Study Costs and Fees
Program Fee: $1,073*
If you are admitted to the course, you will receive an email asking you to accept or decline the spot. To accept your spot, you are required to fill out the commitment deposit form and submit a $500 non-refundable deposit within 48 hours. For more information about payment policies and procedures, view the Travel Study Payment Policy.
- Transportation to Maine from Burlington
- Student housing accommodations
- Activities and excursions arranged by the lead instructor
- College tuition and fees**, see UVM Student Financial Services
- Personal and entertainment expenses
- Meals during the drive to and from Maine, estimated cost $40
- Optional excursions
- Anything not specified as included in the program
*Trip cost subject to change due to unanticipated changes.
**Travel Study courses are regarded as normal UVM courses and as such, normal tuition and fees apply.