UMW in the Galapagos Islands
Ecology and Evolution
Join Dr. Abbie Tomba and Dr. Dianne Baker for Spring Break among the fascinating flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador. Learn why this unique archipelago remains one of the world’s foremost living biological laboratories and models of conservation biology. Students will study the evolutionary concepts that lead to the unique ecology found on isolated island environments while examining the social and environmental sustainability issues involved in the conservation of the Galapagos Islands. This trip requires moderate levels of activity, including hiking and snorkeling.
Students will be housed at local hotels and hostels.
In addition to the program travel during Spring Break, students will enroll in the Spring 2018 course BIOL 471 for 4 credits.
This course satisfies the Experiential Learning OR Global Inquiry general education requirement by contract with the faculty director only.
Requirements & Prerequisites
Introduction to Ecology and Evolution (BIOL 210) is a prerequisite for this course. All applicants must submit the Galapagos Application Form to Dr. Abbie Tomba by September 5, 2017. Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in order to participate. This program is open to all UMW students regardless of major or year of study. It is also open to non-UMW students but enrollment in BIOL 471 for the Spring 2018 semester is required.
Faculty-Led Program Scholarships are available to UMW students (deadlines apply).
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