Globalization of Education

Coral Reef Conservation and Analysis
January 2017

Students will focus on important global marine conservation issues. They will learn to employ the interdisciplinary theory for conservation and develop the practical SCUBA-based skills to solve real conservation problems. This will be an experiential, problem-based learning class in the purest sense.


Students will earn 3 URI credits for NRS 475. This program is open to students in all academic disciplines; however, students must hold a basic open water scuba certification.


Bonaire is a Caribbean island located off the north coast of South America.  Along with Aruba and Curaçao, it makes up part of what is known as the ABC islands. Bonaire has a warm, dry (though humid), and windy climate, with an average temperature of 81.5 °F (27.5 °C).

Accommodations and Meals:

Students will be residing at the CIEE (Council for International Educational Exchange) research station while in Bonaire. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided.

Program Cost: TBA

Program Fee Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Meals
  • In-country transportation
  • Excursions and cultural activities
  • Health insurance

NOTE: All fees subject to change. Students are responsible for their own transportation from the airport to the lab facility.

Program Deadlines:

Application Deadline: TBA

Final Payment Due: TBA


For more information, please contact:

Program Director
Graham Forrester
Natural Resource Science

Program Director
Anya Hanson
Diving Safety Officer

URI Faculty-Led Programs
37 Lower College Road
International Center

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