Samford on Saba: Adventures in SCUBA Diving and Environmental Research Adventures includes SCUBA diving on coral reefs, coastal processes and island geography. This field course will take place in the warm Caribbean climate during Jan term. Students will learn how to SCUBA dive and receive three PADI diving certifications: Open Water, Advanced Open Water and an EcoImmersion Underwater Research Specialty. After the trip students will be able to dive anywhere in the world! Emphasis will be on experiential learning and will include literatures reviews, data collection and analysis. Course activities will culminate in a public presentation of the student’s research on the island. Come aboard for a truly unique adventure on the hidden gem in the Caribbean.
The trip is a field-oriented, interdisciplinary, and experiential-learning type of course.
All students will be together for daily activities. There will be some modifications of daily content depending on which course you sign up for.
A student can take one of many cross listed courses for this trip. Courses offered are in Geography, Marine Science, Scientific Methods, or Environmental Science
Courses: GEOG 150; IDSC 201; GEOG/MARS 350; GEOG 351; MARS 406; GEOG 480; GEOG 490; ENVM 516**
Program Fee*: $3,000.00
Total Cost: $6,964.00
*Program Fee includes airfare to Saba from St. Martin, all food, lodging, travel, and dive equipment.
Max: (8 students)
Dr. Jennifer Rahn
**ENVM 516 Research - 3 credits (graduate tuition and program fee apply)
Students pursue a research topic of special interest under the direction of an ENVM faculty member or an outside expert jointly agreed upon by course coordinator and student. This research provides an opportunity for senior graduate students to integrate their knowledge in real-world, problem-solving situations. Prereqs: ENVM 501, 502, 504.