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TROPICAL MARINE ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION                                                March 2016

Spring Semester is Fully Underway!

The Spring Semester is in full swing here at CIEE Research Station Bonaire. Our newly qualified scientific divers are working hard for their classes and collecting data for their Individual Research Projects. In this edition of our newsletter you can read about the adventures in Curacao, the student's diving success and one of our outreach activities with the Junior Rangers.

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Checking off the B’s and C’s in the ABC Islands

Checking off the B’s and C’s in the ABC Islands

By Nathaniel Hanna Holloway The three western most islands of the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean Sea are referred to as the ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao). In February the students travelled to Curacao with a few staff members to experience the similar, yet intriguingly different, culture and sights that Curacao has to offer. Curacao is larger, more populated …

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SCUBA Newbs to Pros!

SCUBA Newbs to Pros!

By Sara Buckley Here at CIEE Research Station Bonaire, our Spring 2016 students have been put through the ringer going from SCUBA newbies to SCUBA pros! Through our Advanced Scuba class we use the American Academy of Underwater Sciences curriculum and we take our students from Open Water to Rescue Divers while simultaneously preparing and training them to become scientific …

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Junior Ranger Invertebrate Excursion

Junior Ranger Invertebrate Excursion

By Austin Lin Alongside our marine ecology and conservation program at CIEE research station Bonaire (RSB), outreach is another essential part of our curriculum. One of the local organizations that we collaborate with in educating and spreading awareness of our local marine environment is the STINAPA Junior Ranger program. The youth initiative program educates and trains local youngsters into “Marine …

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