Exploring the relationships between humans and marine environments
Marine Studies focuses on ecology of the marine environment (physical and biological oceanography) and the relationships between humans and the marine environment. Students have a foundation in life sciences, physical sciences, human ecology, conservation and resource management, and a broad scope of courses in literature, politics, economics, and humanities. Many courses take place at the College’s Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies in Bahia Kino, Sonora, Mexico. The Center sits amid the Sonoran Desert on the coast of the Midriff Island region of the Gulf of California. The area abounds in marine habitats, seabirds, marine mammals, fish, mangrove estuaries, and coastal flora and fauna. Students explore marine environments, study human interactions with the sea, and participate in marine conservation research projects.
After finishing his B.A. at Prescott College, Colin worked as a Crop Curator at Native Seeds/SEARCH in Tucson, and Patagonia, Arizona, and as ... Learn more >
Jessica Williams ’08 of Tucson was awarded a Campus Ecology Fellowship by the National Wildlife Federation to support work on college ... Learn more >
Alumna Nickie Check grows grapes for Caduceus Cellars, Merkin Vineyards in the Verde Valley, Arizona and teaches viticulture courses for ... Learn more >
Alumna Melanie Hardy is now the lead farmer at the community farm, Land's Sake in Weston, MA. The farm donates $25,000 worth of vegetables to ... Learn more >
Alumna Gretchen Hoffman works in Washington, D.C. for American Farmland Trust and coordinated the first-ever America's Favorite Farmers ... Learn more >