Water wars. Water purity. Water rights. Water conservation. Waste water. Bottled water.
Tap water. Spring water. Creation stewardship. Sustainability.
Reef Snorkeling & Canoe, Bike and Boat Trips
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, team-taught course, we will use case studies and lab experiments to explore key water-related issues. We'll end the course in May with 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 January-May
Travel for 10 days in May to South Florida
Trip cost: $1,200 (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 19-29, 2008
Register for HUM 304 or CHM 491 for Spring 2008. Class meets on Mondays, 3:35-5:00
May 19 Flight: Pittsburgh to Florida; Drive to Everglades City
May 20 Everglades boat tour and park orientation with a National Park Service Ranger
May 21 ECHO Farm tour; Shark Valley bike tour; Drive to Key Largo
May 22 Morning off; Afternoon: John Pennecamp Coral Reef State Park
May 23 Morning: Snorkeling; Afternoon: free
May 24 Homestead: Everglades canoe tour
May 25 Key West: Tour and speaker concerning local septic tank issue
May 26 Miami: South Beach visit to understand historic development of Florida
May 27 Free time and presentations
May 28 Return to Pittsburgh
The cost of the trip ($1,200) is not included in your spring 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 is due by November 5. First Half of the balance ($550) is due by December 14. The remaining balance ($550) is due by January 14.
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.
Student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1.