Water wars. Water purity. Water rights. Water conservation. Waste water. Bottled water.
Tap water. Spring water. Creation stewardship. Sustainability.
Reef Snorkeling, ▪ Everglades Canoe, Bike, and Boat Trips
Key West ▪ South Beach, Miami ▪ Key Largo
Water’s everywhere, but it is a precious commodity. Matters related to water have become contentious for many communities and nations, particularly in reference to purity, access, and sustainability of resources. In this interdisciplinary course, we will use case studies and lab experiments to explore key water-related issues. A key component of this course is a trip to South Florida and the Keys to examine a unique set of problems and how communities are dealing with them.
Meets on campus for 12 days, plus travel for 10 days to South Florida, all in the May term
Trip cost: $1,300 (includes transportation, lodging, and activities)
Credit: Non-Lab Science or HUM 304
Become a better steward of creation. Become a more informed citizen. Become a more astute consumer.
May 22-31, 2014
Register for HUM 304 (3 credits) or CHM 170 (4 credits) for May 2014. Class meets on Mondays, 1-5 PM. All students will complete the coursework for both courses, but have the option of signing up for either course.
Day 1: Flight: Pittsburgh to Florida; Drive to Everglades City
Day 2: Everglades boat tour & talk with a National Park Service Ranger
Day 3: Tampa Desalination Plant tour
Day 4: ECHO Farm tour; Shark Valley bike tour; Drive to Key Largo
Day 5: Morning off; Afternoon: John Pennecamp Coral Reef State Park
Day 6: Morning: Snorkeling; Afternoon: free
Day 7: Homestead: Everglades canoe tour
Day 8: Key West: Tour and speaker concerning local septic tank issue
Day 9: South Beach visit to understand historic development of Florida
Day 10: Return to Pittsburgh
The cost of the trip ($1,300) is not included in your May tuition. This includes airfare, ground transportation in Florida, admission to all sites and activities, and accommodations. Students are responsible for class materials, food, and items of a personal nature.
Non-refundable deposit of $100 is due by November 30. First Half of the balance ($600) is due by December 14. The remaining balance ($600) is due by January 14. Please make the deposit and payments at the business office (account #67312).
Scholarships & Financial Aid
No special scholarships are available through Geneva College for the trip and financial aid depends upon each student’s situation. For more information, contact the Geneva College Financial Aid Office.
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