Spring 2020 classes have resumed online.
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Winter Classes in Hawaii

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, 2020. 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 scientists provide unique learning opportunities through their real life 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 database 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 $400 deposit.
Reservations are available now, but formal registration and enrollment begin in November.
Class Schedule
Biology 1411 General Botany; and either
Biology 2406 Environmental Biology, or
Biology 1407 Biology for Science Majors II
Students leave for Hawaii on January 1, 2020 and return on January 11. Pre-trip classes start on December 7, 2019 and continue until December 23.

Contact Mike Huddleston for scheduling details of the on-campus class dates.
Program Cost
Student trip assessment: $950
Tuition: $472
Estimated airfare: $930
Estimated total cost: $2,350 plus the cost of meals in Hawaii
These projected expenses are approximate and are based on a class of 18 students.