Tropical Biology

Dr. Tracy Livingston (More Info)

Tropical Biology

Program Dates:
May 10, 2022 - May 23, 2022

Honors Credit:

WKU Course:

Biology , Earth & Environmental Science

Course Description:
Study examples of Earth’s most diverse ecosystems by exploring both tropical rainforests and a coral reef in Belize. At Blue Creek Field Station, you will live and work within a primary rainforest surrounded by a wealth of biodiversity ranging from large buttressed trees to howler monkeys. While on South Water Caye, part of the longest coral reef in the Western Hemisphere, you will study reef structure, mangrove forests and grass beds while swimming among brilliantly-colored reef fish and corals.


Physical Activity Requirements:
Expect to walk 4-6 miles on most days. Activities will take place in the summer in a tropical climate students should be prepared for this environment. Breathable closed-toed hiking shoes are a required.

Course Highlights:
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