COURSE DESCRIPTION: Sea turtles are a charismatic and ecologically important, yet imperiled, group of marine reptiles. This course introduces students to these fascinating and complex animals through lectures and class discussions. Topics include life histories, physiological adaptations to marine life, homing and navigation, nesting, ecological roles within the ecosystem, sea turtles in human culture, and conservation.
*Following this 3-week course (1-credit equivalent), students have the option to take the additional 4-day intensive field course (1 credit equivalent) for a total of 2 academic credits (optional). The in-person field course will take place at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
See course ad for details: https://www.centerforwildlifestudies.org/courses/seaturtle-online-field-2021
DATES: November 1-19, 2021 (Online) + December 2-6, 2021 (Field)
FORMAT: This course consists of online learning for 3 weeks, with an option to take the additional 4-day, in-person field course. Activities for the 3-week online course consist of lectures and synchronous discussions.
COST: (Online) Early bird course fee (ends Aug 1st): $500 Professional / $400 Student
(Field + Online) Early bird course fee (ends Aug 1st): $1,600 Professional / $1,400 Student
Prerequisite for the field course is the online course - https://www.centerforwildlifestudies.org/courses/seaturtle-online-2021