|Asunto:||NoticiasdelCeHu 1170/03 - Come to the Caribbean to study marine biology! |
|Fecha:||Domingo, 16 de Noviembre, 2003 13:20:19 (-0300)|
|Autor:||Humboldt <humboldt @............ar>
Marine Biology at St. George's
Come to the Caribbean to study marine
It is difficult to imagine a more exciting
location to study than the islands and the waters surrounding the
Tri-island State of Grenada.
The island's rich
marine resources include extensive coral reefs, seagrass meadows and
St. George's University has a
recently built, and well-equipped, marine station located on the True Blue
Campus, on the beach!
The marine station has a
teaching laboratory/lecture room that will accommodate up to 40 students.
An open seawater circulation system feeds a
series of wet benches and tanks allows for the maintenance of a range of
marine organisms for teaching and research purposes.
The bay in front of the marine station is a wonderful snorkelling
spot that provides safe and easy access to lush seagrass beds and an array
of reef vertebrates and invertebrates.
numerous healthy, well-preserved and diverse reefs offering boundless
diving opportunities. Two marine protected areas have been established and
many more are planned.
In addition to the abundant and
diverse marine natural resources and spectacular sandy beaches, Grenada
affords a diverse array of tropical terrestrial study sites.
These include lush tropical rain forest and
elfin woodland, fringing and lagoon mangrove systems, volcanic crater
lakes, rivers, streams and sulphur springs.
Having received little research attention
to date, Grenada's marine and tropical environments abound with research
SGU has hosted visits by a
number of scientists from the Caribbean, North America and Europe.
We are keen to support and
collaborate with students, scientists and companies who require the use of
an educational and/or research base in the Caribbean.
In addition to offering undergraduate courses to students based
at SGU on a full time basis we are able to accept students for
shorter-term study periods. Attendance of SGU as part of a semester or
year abroad is possible.
Grenada is a prime
location for field study visits for students at high schools, colleges or
universities, or simply groups of people interested in short term
continuing education courses.
teaching support can be made available by St. George’s University staff
and faculty. University accommodation is available to visiting groups
during the summer vacation (approximately mid-May until the end of July).
We hope to be offering a summer course program for college and university
level students in the near future.
information about the Marine Biology Station, Marine Programs for Visiting
groups or our Marine Biology Courses please contact:
Morrall, Chair of Life
P.O. Box 7
Grenada, West Indies