[MARMAM] Duke - Marine Conservation Summer Institute

Doug Nowacek dpn3 at duke.edu
Fri Feb 21 12:56:52 PST 2014

We would like to announce a new program - 

Duke University Marine Conservation Summer Institute

July 7- August 8, 2014
Duke University Marine Laboratory
Beaufort, NC

The Marine Conservation Summer Institute will immerse students in the world of marine conservation biology and policy, giving them a set of basic tools for addressing and understanding issues of conserving marine biodiversity in the context of 21st Century society and the ‘anthropocene’ epoch. The Institute is set in the vibrant educational and research setting of the Duke University Marine Laboratory in Beaufort, North Carolina.
The five-week course consists of three weeks of plenary lectures, field trips and activities, and two intensive week-long modules intertwined in weeks two and four and led by experts in the field. Plenary weeks and modules will be focused on hands-on, team-based, experiential learning with meaningful faculty-student engagement that are hallmarks of the educational environment at the Marine Laboratory. Students will be in the field and at the discussion table, learning the basic tools of conservation biology and policy in the plenary weeks and delving deeply into special topics with experts during the module weeks.
2014 Themes:
• Human Dimensions and the Marine Environment
• Deep-Sea Conservation & International Ocean Governance
• Invasive Species
• Marine Vertebrate Conservation & US Oceans Law
Duke Faculty Instructors:
Doug Nowacek, Conservation Technology (Institute Director)
James Kraska, International Law
Andy Read, Conservation Biology, Marine Vertebrates
Steve Roady, Environmental Law
Cindy Van Dover, Deep Sea Ecology & Conservation
Eligibility: Open to national and international practitioners, graduate students, advanced undergraduates.
Credits: 7 credits, 2 course equivalents
Tuition: $7,028
Room & Board: $2,340
Fees: $180.75
Books: $200
Questions? Contact mcsi at duke.edu 

Click here to enroll: Duke’s Marine Conservation Summer Institute  
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