Summer Program Recap

Name: Heidi Hertler, Ph.D. Position: Center Director Program: Marine Protected Areas: Management Techniques & Policies, Turks & Caicos Islands The end of our Summer II program is quickly approaching, and students are busy working on their final research projects. Their questions will assess the performance of the East Harbour and Lobster Conch Reserve in protecting [...]

Sharking on South

Name: Mary Helen Moore School: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Major: Journalism Program: Marine Protected Areas: Management Techniques & Policies, Turks & Caicos Islands “We got one!” I shouted excitedly to my colleagues on the beach 100 meters away, keeping a flashlight and careful eye on the juvenile lemon shark thrashing in the net [...]

Summer on Big South

Name: Aaron Henderson, Ph.D. Position: Resident Lecturer in Tropical Marine Ecology Program: Marine Protected Areas: Management Techniques & Policies, Turks & Caicos Islands It’s summer on Big South and strangely quiet around town. Once the local schools close for their summer break, many of the island’s children go to Providenciales or Grand Turk to spend [...]

First Impressions of South Caicos

Name: Maribeth Landfield School: St. Mary’s College of Maryland Major: Sociology Program: Marine Protected Areas: Management Techniques & Policies, Turks & Caicos Islands Goodnight from the “beautiful by nature” island of South Caicos! Using “goodnight” as a greeting is just one of the many new cultural customs we have begun to learn here in the [...]

From Caribbean Sunsets to Serengeti Sunrises

Name: Olivia Rivera School: Colby College Major: Biological Sciences SFS Programs: Turks & Caicos Islands Spring ’14; Tanzania Summer 1 ’14 In the past five months I have lived in two different countries in two different hemispheres, and traveled across the Atlantic Ocean to a completely different continent. I spent my spring semester at the SFS [...]

A Taste of Field Research

Name: Averie Morgan School: Randolph College Major: Biological Sciences Program: Marine Protected Areas: Management Techniques & Policies, Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI) When I applied to The School for Field Studies summer program in TCI, I wanted to learn about field research and marine biology, two things I had never experienced. I’ve always wanted to [...]

Alumni Profile: Carrie Jenks

Name: Carrie Jenks Education: BA, Harvard College; JD, Georgetown University Law Center SFS Programs: Mexico Fall ’94; TCI Spring ’95 Current Position:Senior Vice President, M.J. Bradley & Associates   Why did you choose SFS as a study abroad program? I wanted to find a program that allowed me to travel while also learning marine biology. [...]

Everybody’s Going to Hear About the Bird: Real-world Research from TCI

Name: Edd Hind, Ph.D. Position: Resident Lecturer in Environmental Policy & Socioeconomic Values Program: Marine Protected Areas: Management Techniques & Policies, Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI) Somewhere in the recesses of my mother’s house sits fifty pages of prose that I thought might change the world, or at least benefit a few small coastal communities [...]

Fin Fisheries Research

Name: Tamsen Byfield, Ph.D. Position: Lecturer in Marine Resources Management Program: Marine Resource Studies, Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI) Having just finished my first term teaching for the Center for Marine Resources Studies, I consider myself fortunate to have worked with the Directed Research (DR) students that I was assigned. The students produced high-caliber work [...]

SFS Celebrates World Oceans Day

Name: Molly Roe Position: Student Affairs Manager Program: Marine Resource Studies, Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI) With a name like the SFS Center for Marine Resource Studies (CMRS), it is hard to hide the everyday study of what we do here. It’s only fitting, then, that we joined in the festivities that surround World Oceans [...]

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