Sea Turtle Ecology and Conservation Field Course – Mexico

Center for Wildlife Studies
Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
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COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is a 4-day field trip where students will practice nesting protocols and techniques at a key nesting beach in the Yucatán Peninsula. Students will actively participate in a long-term monitoring program by obtaining data and managing databases. Prior to arriving in the Yucatán Peninsula, students will attend the Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation online course to prepare them for their visit. FORMAT: Students will spend four days in the field aiding in a current conservation program. Students will apply the concepts learned during the online course, working up to 10 hours each day. INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Melania C. López-Castro, Coordinator of the Sea Turtle Conservation Program at Pronatura Península de Yucatán DATES: July, 2023 CLASS CAP: 10 LOCATION: Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico COST: Course fee: $2,300 professional / $2,000 student Prices include lodging, transportation to the field site, and most meals ($1100) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Max number of participants: 10 Recommended prerequisite: Sea Turtle Biology & Conservation (ONLINE) ESA and TWS Continuing Education Credit: included for FREE
PREREQUISITES: Our Sea Turtle Biology & Conservation (ONLINE) course is recommended.
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