Summer and Fall Opportunities

Shark Week

Students are invited to join the shark research team to learn about the biology and ecology of Bahamian sharks. This course will be split equally between classes on shark conservation, biology and ecology, and time in the field gathering data for ongoing shark program projects. This course is physically demanding and involves time spent on boats, in all weather conditions, but will allow you to get up close and personal with some of the seas most incredible animals

Dates August 8-15, 2011    Age 16+   Cost $1,750

More information http://beta.islandschool.org/summer-term.aspx


Flats Research and Discovery

Students are invited to join the flats ecology research team to learn about the biology and ecology of bonefish. The course will include seine netting in creeks, tagging bonefish as a part of a nation-wide tagging program, transporting fish to the wet lab for future experiments, dissections, lectures, attending workshops on casting and fly tying, and preparing a research presentation. This course is physically demanding and involves time spent on boats and wading through creeks in all weather conditions.

Dates August 8-15, 2011    Age 16+   Cost $1,750

More information http://beta.islandschool.org/summer-term.aspx


Gap Year Program

The Gap Year Program at the Cape Eleuthera Institute is an intensive 8-week program focused on leadership, ecology, research, and sustainable development. This opportunity is for high school graduates or enrolled college students taking a semester or year off before continuing their academic career. Gap year students will earn PADI Open Water SCUBA certification and will have opportunity to acquire Advanced and Rescue diving certification as well. Who should apply? Students looking for hands-on involvement with innovative projects that teach people to live more responsibly.

Dates September 12 – November 7, 2011 Application deadline July 1, 2011

More information http://www.ceibahamas.org/gap-year.aspx

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