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Belize (Travel Learning): Marine Biodiversity and Conservation Lab-Regis College
San Pedro, Belize (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Spring
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Program Description:
Program Description:
Regis College Travel Learning Course
Marine Biodiversity and Conservation Lab: Belize

Program and Scholarship Applications Due: October 7, 2017

Courses Available:
  • BL 481E-W (1 credit lab)
  • ENVS 481 E-W (1 credit lab)

OVERVIEW: This course seeks to provide students with a marine field experience in a coral reef environment. 
The course will include three meetings before the Spring-Break travel and three meetings after (will involve presenting scientific 
background, logistic planning, post-trip synthesis, pre-trip quiz, final exam, and final presentations).

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Students should be able to...
-describe the major structural components and biodiversity of a tropical coral reef ecosystem,
-explain the conservation threats associated with tropical coral reef ecosystems in general and in Belize,
-construct, conduct, and present the results of a scientific study of a reef organism or organisms, and
-explain the ecological, economic, social, and cultural value of tropical coral reefs. 

JUSTIFICATION: Obtaining experience in natural marine environments in Denver is impossible.  Students frequently find the 
oceans to be exotic and "special," and the oceans cover more than 70% of Earth's surface. Providing an opportunity for students 
to conduct field work in the ocean is a particularly relevant and valuable experience. In addition Belize provides a convenient,
relatively close, and mostly intact reef environment in an English-speaking country with an established field station.

Dates: March 3-March 10, 2018

Program Cost:
  •  $2,000-$2,300-(dependent on number of participants) plus airfare and incidentals.
  • There is a $30 processing fee for all completed applications.

Itinerary (Important Note: ALL travel details are subject to change!)
  • January 30, 31 or February 1: On Campus?
  • February 13, 14, or 15: On Campus
  • February 27, 28, or March 1: On Campus
  • March 3: U.S to Belize
  • March 4: Coral Reefs
  • March 5: Belize Marine Biodiversity
  • March 6: Conservation in Belize
  • March 7: "Free" Day
  • March 8: Project Data Collection Day 1
  • March 9: Project Data Collection Day 2
  • March 10: Belize to the U.S
  • March 20, 21, or 22: On Campus
  • March 23, 24, 25, or 26: Research Study Presentations
  • April 3, 4, or 5: On Campus FINAL



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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 03/12/2021 05/01/2021 TBA TBA
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