Caribbean Marine Biology program is specifically designed to provide students with a unique field marine biology experience. There are no other life science courses that are devoted to marine biology here at Iowa State University. This course serves a unique role in providing students with an exceptional opportunity to experience firsthand a variety of marine environments on the world's second largest barrier reef system.
This course will engage ISU undergraduates in biological and cultural experiences in Belize. Biological learning will be primarily experiential and will include tropical forest and marine ecosystem components and interactions with skilled local guides. Cultural learning will involve interactions with Belizians, including Garafuna people.
Course Info: 3 credits of Biology 394, or 3 credits of NREM 496 during Summer 2016
This program is specifically designed to provide students with a unique field marine biology experience. The seminar portion of the course involves lectures on coral reef biology. The field trip portion of the course will involve on-site lectures at the Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences (RIMS) by local experts and extensive diving/snorkeling activities in a variety of marine habitats on the world's second largest barrier reef system.