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Sunday, January 11, 2015

COURSES: Bimini Course - Final Deadline for Applications 15 Feb 2015



STUDY ABROAD BIMINI, THE BAHAMAS


PS 299 – Special Topics in Psychology (3 Credits) - or -
BI 199/299 – Special Topics in Biology for Non-Majors/Majors(3 Credits)

Summer 2015: May 26 - June 8, 2015


*** Deadline Extended until February 15, 2015!

Led by Dr. Deirdre Yeater in the Sacred Heart University Psychology department in collaboration with Dolphin Communication Project, this course will examine the behavioral and social ecology of coastal cetaceans, particularly Atlantic spotted and bottlenose dolphins.  You will enjoy a hands-on learning experience with wild dolphins, in the beautiful waters surrounding the island of Bimini in the Bahamas.  On the program, you will earn three credits while learning to record and analyze dolphin behaviors.  You will also learn about ecotourism and human impacts on the marine environment.  The field work at Bimini will consist of 4 to 5 hour boat surveys.  If the group is able to make underwater observations, you will be assisting in the use of underwater slates, video cameras, and digital still cameras.  The number of students accepted will be limited by the size of the research vessel.  Therefore, you should apply as soon as possible.  You MUST be able to swim and snorkel as part of the program.


Application Deadline February 15!

For more information, contact:

Sacred Heart University
Office of Global Affairs
(203) 396-8028
studyabroad@sacredheart.edu
www.sacredheart.edu/studyabroad
https://sacredheart-sa.terradotta.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=23462

or

Dolphin Communication Project
http://www.dolphincommunicationproject.org/

Program Highlights

Study Dolphins

Dolphins are long-lived and social!  Yet, we know little about their social relationships.  Study dolphins in their natural habitat.

Bimini, The Bahamas

Less than 7 mile long and only a few hundred yards wide, Bimini is known for big game fishing, SCUBA diving, mangroves, and of course, wild dolphins.

Application Requirements

Students majoring/minoring in Psychology, Biology, or a related discipline

Minimum GPA of 3.0

Visiting students accepted


Deirdre Yeater, Ph.D

Associate Professor

Sacred Heart University

5151 Park Avenue

Fairfield, CT 06825

Phone: 203-365-4870

Fax: 203-371-7998

 

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