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E3B Summer Session Courses 2012

Looking for an interesting way to fulfill the science requirement this summer? Learn more about life on this planetand about yourself with courses

S1001D Biodiversity*
Dr. Andres Gomez, May 21 to June 29
Many people talk about the environment these days but what do you reallyknow about the diversity of plant and animal life on this planet? How did it arise?What’s really happening to it? And critically, how can it be conserved?

S3015D An Introduction to Animal Behavior through Fieldwork*
Dr. Steffen Foerster, May 21 to June 29
Using evolutionary principles as the unifying theme, this course focuses on the history,basic principles and research methods of the field of animal behavior. Fieldwork is asignificant component of this course as students will conduct observations at the World WildlifeConservation Park (Bronx Zoo) and in the urban environment of New York.

S3700D Nature in the City: Exploring NY’s Urban Ecosystems
Mary Heskel, May 21 to June 29
New York City, often referred to as a concrete jungle, actually contains multipleunique ecosystems. These ecosystems range from highly managed green roofs to thesalt marshes of Jamaica Bay and serve as habitat for diverse plant and animal life.The existing 'nature‘ of the five boroughs and surrounding region can serve as alaboratory for ecological investigation. (pending COI approval)

S1011Q The Behavioral Biology of Living Primates*
Dr. Jenna Lawrence, 5 weeks Jul 02 to Aug 03
An up-close look at the lives of our nearest relatives. How they interact with one another(parents/offspring, siblings, relatives, friends and strangers), find food, seek mates andavoid predators. From birth to death, primates show an amazing array of socialinteractions and competition strategies, some may surprise you, some may seem very familiar.

S1115Q The Life Aquatic*
Dr. David Reid, July 02 to August 10
Water covers the majority of the earth’s surface but what of the life in these waters?Rivers, wetlands, lakes, estuaries and oceans provide habitat for an extraordinary diversity of animals.This course explores the amazing array of aquatic animals that occupy both freshwater and marine ecosystemsas well as the natural and human activities that impact their survival.

Science courses that will change your perspective on the worldand your place in it!

*intro level, no prerequistes


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