Step out of the classroom and into the field by enrolling in our Hawaii field studies program this winter! We begin our study of the biology of Hawaii with pre-trip classes at North Lake, followed by eleven days in Hawaii, from January 1 to January 11, 2016. In Hawaii, on the island of Kauai, students will work in tropical rainforest and tropical costal deserts, explore coral reefs, and hike through the mountains. Two class days on campus wrap up the experience.
About the winter semester program
This program has evolved over 30 years and reflects our experience guiding hundreds of students through the awe-inspiring biodiversity of Hawaii. Many students can use the Biological Field Studies credits to meet laboratory science or major requirements.
While working in Hawaii we will work with experts from the University of Hawaii, the State of Hawaii, The National Wildlife Refuge System, the National Tropical Botanical Garden, the Makauwahi Cave Reserve and Kauai Community College. These experts and scientist provide unique learning opportunities through their real like experiences in Hawaii and other locations.
Students are actively engaged by collecting and interpreting data on various biological and conservation problems at several field locations. Student data is added to a growing data base being developed from year to year by our students as well as data collected by other field studies groups and students from Kauai Community College. These data sets will allow our students to better understand and interpret factors that impact natural communities and basic biological phenomena.
For more information about this program, contact Mike Huddleston
. Students can reserve a place in the program with a $300 deposit.
Reservations are available now, but formal registration and enrollment begin in November.
Biology 1411 General Botany; and either
Biology 2406 Environmental Biology, or
Biology 1407 Biology for Science Majors II
Pre-trip classes: December 5, 12, 18-24, 2015
Depart for Hawaii: January 1, 2016
Return from Hawaii: January 11, 2016
Post-trip classes: January 13, 14, 2016
Student trip assessment: $800
Estimated airfare: $900
These projected expenses are approximate and are based on a class of 18 students.