The Center for Global Education is currently accepting online applications for two different field science programs,
both led by Associate Professor Dr. Chris Parsons, author of the new undergraduate textbook An Introduction to
Marine Mammal Biology and Conservation

Marine Mammal and Penguin Biology in Antarctica will be held December 2012--January 2013, which is
summer in Antarctica
. Participants will spend New Year's Eve in Ushuaia, Argentina, preparing for a sixteen day
voyage to Antarctica. After cross the Drake Passage, students will spend their days landing in different Antarctic
environments in the South Shetland Islands, along the western Antarctic Peninsula, and Weddell Sea and in zodiac
boats cavorting with whales!

Marine Mammals and Turtle Conservation will be held in Scotland from July 7 to July 21. While working
alongside students from Queen Mary College, University of London, the University of Glasgow, the University of
Leicester and University of Stirling, students in this truly international program will gain broad knowledge and under-
standing of marine mammals from an ecological and behavioral sense. Lectures are given at the University Marine
Biological Station Millport on the Isle of Cumbrae, Scotland, during which research vessel trips are made to study
common and grey seal behavior at local haul-out sites and to conduct transect surveys for porpoises, Minke whale,
seabirds and basking shark in the outer Clyde area. The course then spends four days travelling to and based in
Tobermory, on the Isle of Mull.  Here two days are spent at sea looking for Minke whale and other cetaceans in
the waters off Mull, on research and commercial whale watching boats.

The application deadline for both programs is March 2. That's one week from today!

Please do not hesitate to contact me for further details: (703) 993.2167 or [log in to unmask]


Marie alice Arnold, General Manager
Center for Global Education
George Mason University
Johnson Center Room 235
4400 University Drive MS 2B8
Fairfax, VA 22030
United States of America

Tel: 1.703.993.2167
Fax: 1.703.993.2153
Email: [log in to unmask]

Office Hours:
Monday and Tuesdays 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday and Thursdays 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fridays by appointment