Office for Honors, Research and International Study
Proposing a Program
CNS faculty members who would like to propose a faculty-led study abroad program through the College of Natural Sciences can contact the Office for Honors, Research and International Study at (512) 232-9358 for more information.
|Maymester: Great Barrier Reef|
LIZARD ISLAND MAYMESTER 2012 (The 2012 Lizard Island Maymester program has concluded. This Maymester will be held again in 2014.)
Program Dates: Thursday, May 24 - Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Estimated Program Fee: $6,500
Taught by: Dr. Mary Poteet, Section of Integrative Biology
This program engages students through observation and hands-on study of the diverse and often wondrous natural history of Australia, while teaching methods of quantitative field observations, experimental design, research methods, and scientific presentation. The first week is in Sydney, followed by 3 weeks at the Lizard Island Research Station (LIRS), a world-renowned coral reef research station where the students live and work alongside researchers. LIRS enables cost-effective research and education on coral reefs by providing accommodation, boats, laboratories, classrooms, library, snorkeling equipment, general research equipment, and a seawater aquarium system. Lizard Island is an outstanding representative of the terrestrial, marine, and cultural diversity of the Great Barrier Reef.
Course credit: BIO 337 Coral Reef Ecology and UGS 119 Maymester Seminar: Australia
Application Deadline: November 1, 2011 (closed until 2014 application cycle)
Questions about the program? Please contact the Office for Honors, Research and International Study at 512-232-9358, or stop by our office in Painter Hall 3.04.