Shoals Marine Laboratory offers a two-week intensive course (5-day workshop option available) on Appledore Island, Maine June 28-July 12 2010. Field Microbial Ecology includes faculty from Cornell University, the Sea Education Association, and Marine Biological Laboratory. Topics range from viruses to protists to algae to multicellular organisms of the plankton; techniques include culture, staining, and advanced light microscopy.
Williams-Mystic offers 20 students each semester an exciting interdisciplinary curriculum of ocean and coastal studies integrating marine science, maritime history, public policy, and literature of the sea. Over 1,300 students have participated in the program, which also offers experiential learning gained through field seminars to the Pacific coast, offshore waters (a 10-day voyage in the Gulf of Maine or the Caribbean), and the Mississippi Delta. Williams-Mystic is located at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut, the world’s largest maritime museum. Students work with experts, special collections, and materials that are inaccessible to most undergraduates. Students can also learn boat-building skills, iron forging, music of the sea, celestial navigation, or climb the rigging of tall-ships as part of their extraordinary experience.
Students receive a full semester’s credit and transcript from Williams College, financial aid generally transfers, and additional Williams-Mystic scholarships are also available.