For this March break trip, a group of students with a strong interest in learning more about marine ecology and conservation will travel to South Florida. Students will engage in a volunteer project and workshops with local partners in Miami. They will visit the Everglades and participate in an outdoor classroom with the MarineLab to study the most pressing challenges and conflicts surrounding marine conservation. Students will better grasp the shared responsibility for sustaining the delicate balance of plant and animal life in offshore and wetlands environmental contexts. They will gain an increased awareness of the importance of the marine ecosystem and management challenges at a local, regional and global scale. Students will return from this trip with a deeper understanding of the complexity of marine ecology, the conflicts surrounding conservation, and their role as global citizens in effecting change in the marine world.
March 5- 13, 2022
This program is open to all students with a preference towards those who have a demonstrated interest in marine ecology, sustainability and/or other environmental issues. All interested students are encouraged to apply by December 6. Financial Aid is available to all qualifying students.
Deerfield Academy’s Center for Service and Global Citizenship is committed to running all of our travel programs at cost with overhead expenses subsidized by the Academy.