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Field Courses

The field course program began in 2013 as a launch for programs at the Kenyon Research Center; four courses were offered and they were very popular as they provided novel experiences for Abaco teens!  These field courses are a unique opportunity to experience Abaco in a different light, spending time in new environments and taking a more in depth look at some of our favourite ecosystems and animals. Courses will taught by FRIENDS in partnership with visiting scientists. IMG_0410 Data gathered in the courses will be used to assist on-going research and support conservation programs. The courses will be offered on a high school level, with classroom sessions in the morning and field sessions in the afternoon. All participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate from FRIENDS and the participating University which can be used to build references for college and other academic applications. Courses are open to Bahamian students and visiting students. They will be filled on a first come first serve basis and space is limited. Reserve your spot early!

Summer 2016:

Sea Turtles (18+) – July 7th (2 spots left!)

Learn about sea turtle biology, behaviour and habitats in the morning and then conduct a field survey in Snake Cay creek that afternoon. Learn about species identification, and assist a researcher with tagging efforts.  All participants must be competent swimmers.

Download a registration form, or email info@friendsoftheenvironment.org to sign up!

Past courses:

Sea Turtles. (ages 16+). Cost: $50 per student. Limit 6 students.

Learn about sea turtle biology, behaviour and habitats in the morning and then conduct field surveys in the afternoons. Students will participate in species identification and tagging the animals. All students must be competent swimmers.

Coastal Shark Ecology Field Course, Marsh Harbour (ages 16+). Cost: $50 per student. Limit 6 students.

Participants will be part of a new research project as they spend two days with a researcher from North Carolina State University investigating coastal shark populations in proposed protected areas on Abaco. Learn more about the role of sharks in marine ecosystems and get an in-depth look into marine research and conservation! Recommended that students be competent swimmers.

Registration forms

Field Course Registration Form PDF (Please print and fax or send)    Field Course Registration Form – WORD (Save and email)   IMG_0186

 

Field Courses 2015