Final Impressions of SFS Turks & Caicos Islands

Shayna Cohen Grinnell College Biology Marine Resource Studies, Turks & Caicos Islands What did you like most about the SFS experience? I loved the community that grew. From living together, and all the activities we did together, we really became a thriving family in a sense. Having that added to the entire experience. I also [...]

Research on Marine Resource Management

Heidi Hertler, Ph.D. Center Director Marine Resource Studies, Turks & Caicos Islands Over the past several weeks, students and staff have been collecting and analyzing data from around South Caicos as part of their Directed Research (DR) projects. The SFS Center for Marine Resource Studies (CMRS) DR projects are designed to address resource management questions [...]

Hour of Power, Island Style

Kathleen West Amherst College Environmental Studies Marine Resource Studies, Turks & Caicos Islands Last week we participated in the 9th Annual Ted Mullin Hour of Power. This is a fundraiser in the form of an hour-long relay undertaken mostly by swim teams that raises money and awareness for sarcoma research in honor of the late [...]

Directed Research on South Caicos

Kathy Baier-Lockhart, M.S. Lecturer in Marine Resource Management SFS Alum Marine Resource Studies, Turks & Caicos Islands No rest for the weary at the SFS Center for Marine Resources Studies (CMRS) in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI).  Anyone who ever said that island life is laid back and relaxing has never been to one [...]

Close Encounters With the Marine Kind

Haley Thiltgen University of Redlands Biological Sciences Marine Resource Studies, Turks & Caicos Islands We have officially found ourselves in the middle of Directed Research, and the shark habitat assessment crew and I have been spending countless hours snorkeling, face down in lemon shark nursery grounds. After spending that many hours in a place where [...]

Birding on South Caicos

Kristen O’Connell University of Denver Psychology Marine Resource Studies, Turks & Caicos Islands Last week marked the beginning of Directed Research (DR) projects. For the next month, we spend three days a week doing research in the field and the other two are dedicated to our curriculum’s second case study. This semester has all sorts [...]

Time To Go Back in the Water

Dr. Aaron C. Henderson Resident Lecturer in Marine Ecology Marine Resource Studies, Turks & Caicos Islands It’s hard to believe that we are already halfway through the semester; time flies when you’re having fun! In the first half of our semester, students learned about the organisms that are found in the waters around South Caicos, [...]

Learning Through Experience

Shane Hunt Point Loma Nazarene University Environmental Science Marine Resource Studies, Turks & Caicos Islands Growing up and learning out of a textbook has always been a bit strange to me. I would learn a concept or a fact but never would see this in action outside of the text. It seemed like a foreign [...]

Off-Campus Study Profile: Casandra Brocksmith

This post was originally published on DePauw University’s Live & Learn: The Hubbard Center Blog. Name: Casandra Brocksmith Off-Campus Study Program & Location: The School for Field Studies (SFS) Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) What did you study while off-campus?  Marine Resource Management How did you connect with your community off-campus?  SFS did a great [...]

Diving Into Work

by the Waterfront Assistant Interns: Anela Akiona, SFS Alum TCI Spring ’13 Connor Burke, SFS Alum TCI Spring ’13 Jess Bechhofer, SFS Alum TCI Spring ’13 Travis Gomez-Phillips, SFS Alum TCI Fall ’13 Emily Stokes, SFS Alum TCI Fall ’12 Marine Resource Studies, Turks & Caicos Islands It feels like we never left. It has [...]

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