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Guilford study of the NC Coast

Term To Study: Winter-Break 2013
Application Deadline: Sep 21, 2012
Program Starts: Jan 03, 2013
Program Ends: Jan 30, 2014
Major 1: Science Environmental
Subject 1:
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $2,025
Link 1: Bald Head Island Conservancy
Program Locations: North Carolina
Contact Phone: 336-316-2396
Contact Name: Maia Dery
Contact Email:
What is Included: Transportation to Baldhead Island with meals and housing
What is not Included: On-campus food and accommodations
Program Description

This project introduces students to the complex forces, natural, political, economic, and social forces that have resulted in Bald Head Island at the mouth of the Cape Fear River Basin. Part conservation success-story, part exclusive coastal development, wholly unique, Bald Head has the northern-most subtropical island on the Atlantic seaboard, features a significant maritime forest, salt marsh, estuaries, and ten miles of ocean beaches. After preparatory work on campus, students will explore the Bald Head Woods and surrounding beaches and estuaries, learning by direct observation and participating in service projects for the island conservancy. Students will share this exceptional place with the year-round residents, including American alligators, red foxes, and loggerhead turtles; kayaking through salt marshes, while learning about barrier island and beach ecology. Final work includes an independent project including a portfolio of images or video and text documenting experiences and understanding of the place.

Course: 50026, PPS 450 001 - 4 credits, Graded
Location: 5 days on campus, 16 days off campus.

APPLICATION: Stage 1 at Guilford College Study Abroad website; stage 2 is a required interview with instructor. $300 deposit

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