Land to Marine Environmental Service

KARI BOSWORTH & SUSANA BIALES

For grades 9 - 12

 

 
 

Course Description:

In partnership with an educational travel group, this hands-on course will allow students to explore how environmental challenges can be addressed at the grassroots level. Working with a local marine research and conservation group, students will learn about the issues involved in marine protection and conservation in the Dominican Republic. From their home base in the beach town of Bayahibe, students will examine coral reef health and explore the indigenous and invasive species that are part of the reef’s ecosystem. Service learning projects include the construction of coral structure, performing erosion analysis, marine monitoring of dolphins and joining an ongoing reef analysis study. Students also explore the interrelationship between connecting ecosystems, and how urban development impacts environmental protection efforts. In addition to their work in the field, the group will learn more about the history and culture of the DR.

Dates of Travel: December 8-16
Travel Fee: $3000

 
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MORE INFORMATION:

REGISTRATION: In order to register for this course, please download the following documents. Please turn them in to the Director of Experiential Learning in a timely fashion.  

SCHEDULE: Schedule and detailed information will soon be available to students and their families via Oakwood Connected. In the meantime, please visit our course's schedule on the Travel Provider's Website.

 

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EMERGENCY & FACULTY CONTACT INFORMATION:

In the event of an emergency during an overnight trip, you can contact us at the following numbers.  We will have direct access to all travel groups.

DURING SCHOOL HOURS:

Tree Corbett: 818.732.3000

or

Phu Tranchi: 818.732.3195

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY:

Rob Foster: rfoster@oakwoodschool.org

818.732.3185 (office)

818.968.4291 (cell)

AFTER HOURS:

Phu Tranchi: ptranchi@oakwoodschool.org

310.384.8050 (cell)

FACULTY CONTACT INFORMATION:

Kari Bosworth: kbosworth@oakwoodschool.org

Susana Biales: sbiales@oakwoodschool.org