Category Archives: New Courses

Coastal Climate Change in Patagonia: New SFS Program

SFS is excited to announce the launch of a new program in Patagonia for Fall 2019!

S F S New Program: PatagoniaThe SFS Center for Climate Studies will be based in the iconic Patagonia region of southern Chile and will offer a Coastal Climate Change in Patagonia program during the fall and spring semesters. SFS students will take field excursions to some of the world’s most massive glaciers, visit the renowned Torres del Paine National Park, explore the rich biodiversity of the Straight of Magellan and fjords, glimpse the gaucho and baqueano way of life, as well as visit neighboring Argentina. There is no shortage of stunning landscapes and environmental challenges to examine in this one of a kind region.

This program will follow the SFS model offering 4 core courses plus the Directed Research course, totaling 18 credit hours.

  • Language, Culture, and Society of Chile (2 credits)
  • Patagonian Ecology (4 credits)
  • Earth Systems and Climate Science (4 credits)
  • Political and Social Dimensions of Conservation (4 credits)
  • Directed Research (4 credits)

SFS will begin accepting applications for this program this coming fall. More information about this new program will be added to the SFS website this summer. Stay tuned!

Patagonia. A stage for true wiled.  Soaring pinnacles clash with rivers of ice, and life persists here in the face of challenging seasonal extremes.  Our research will focus on fragile exo-systems susceptible to climate change, on species found nowhere else on the planet, and on people with a will to live at the end of the world.

Study Abroad with Broadreach College

This summer, future marine biologists will learn about shark behavior by observing them first-hand 90 feet below the ocean’s surface in Fiji’s protected Shark Reef Marine Reserve. Budding veterinarians will assist with their first physical exams in a Costa Rican wildlife rescue center. Students will emerge from their summer with much more than transfer credits and great memories.

There’s no comparison to real-world field experience, and Broadreach College’s hands-on marine science, ecology and veterinary medicine summer programs complement year-round college courses with complete immersion in the topic in concentrated, college accredited summer programs.

Below is our 2018 course catalog so you can learn more about this summer’s offerings and how they can benefit your students. We would appreciate your sharing these opportunities with your students so that we can help provide them with valuable skills and knowledge that will supplement their path in the world of biology for years to come.

Summer Study Abroad in Costa Rica

Panama Avian Field Ecology 2018

This 4-credit course will provide students with an immersive study of Tropical Ecology with a focus on bird ecology and conservation of coastal and mangrove ecosystems. While in Panama, students will visit and learn about four major ecosystems important to migratory birds including Panama Bay, coastal mangrove wetlands, tropical rainforest, and tropical cloud forest.

A unique blend of rigorous science and community engagement in both Panama and Richmond, participants will have opportunities work with local biologists, conservationists, and collaborators from other Universities as part of an international team of researchers.

Program dates: January 2 – January 15, 2018

Website:  https://rampages.us/vcupanama/2017/10/09/310/

Application form: https://goo.gl/forms/3ir3b8rMiBD1srlF2

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Study Abroad Spring Fair

Panama Avian Field Ecology

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Phage Discovery Lab

Phage Discovery Lab