The Center for Marine Resource Studies
Turks & Caicos Islands
A School for Field Studies Program
Subjects: students are registered in 4 courses: Tropical marine Ecology, Principles of Resource management, Environmental policy and Socioeconomic Values and a Directed Research
Prerequisities: 2.7 GPA, junior-level standing, demonstrated maturity, have completed at least one college-level ecology or biology course.LENGTH: Fall or Spring semester, Summer
Dates: Fall: early September - mid December
Spring: early February - early may
Summer Session I: early June - early July
Summer Session II: mid July - mid AugustCREDIT: SFS semester programs incorporate four courses and carry a total of 16 semester credits in biology or environmental studies from Boston University. Summer courses carry 4 semester credits in environmental studies.
Faculty: Every SFS field station is staffed with a Center Director and two or three full-time faculty who are trained in marine and terrestrial ecology, natural resource management, socio-economics and policy. Additional support is provided by student affairs managers, interns, site managers and local support staff.HOUSING: The main facility has a dining area, kitchen, classroom, library/computer area and a veranda with spectacular ocean views. Students share living quarters in two newly renovated residence wings.
Costs Not Covered by Albion: Travel to/from the program, personal gear (clothing, sleeping bags, backpacks, SCUBA gear) and any other personal expenditures, and any expenses incurred while traveling during the 5 day midterm break.
Comments: Each SFS Center is located in a resource dependent community that has requested SFS assistance in addressing their environmental challenges. From a community base, SFS students investigate real local environmental problems ("case studies") from a number of disciplinary perspectives (usually ecology, resource management, economics, applied anthropology, and political science). Lectures by faculty and guests provide the theoretical and local background information needed to address the problem.
The School for Field Studies
10 Federal Street
Salem, MA 01970 Telephone: (978) 741-3544
Toll Free: 1-800-989-4418
Fax: (978) 741-3551