Project Description


Summer Session | NCAS

Tropical Field Biology

A two-week hands-on course for Biology majors interested in biodiversity. Students spend one week on the fields of Baja, Mexico and another at Rutgers-Newark. In partnership with Islands & Seas, students gain first-hand field experience. This course satisfies a biology lab requirement. Goals include: comprehension of the value of global biodiversity; understanding field methods used by scientists for observing and documenting organisms, keeping a field notebook throughout the trip; fluency in safety and precautionary methods for fieldwork; first-hand observation of the lives and cultural values of a fishing ejido (community collective) in Baja, California, Mexico. To learn more, email:

Prof. Sara Ruane
Prof. Jessica Ware