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Experiential Opportunities

Faculty Mentored

Students will have the opportunity to participate in research through class, our senior Capstone, and through Independent Studies working with science faculty (check out faculty profiles). Through their participation in research, students will develop practical, applicable skills and problem-solving techniques. In their coursework and research, students will also practice communicating science across disciplines and to a variety of audiences, an essential skill in an era when communicating environmental science issues to the general public is of utmost importance. The Capstone class culminates in a research symposium which simulates a conference at which students will share their research projects. These symposia are open to the public and our community partners.

The pictures below show our current and former students working on various research projects in and around Flagler College.

Study Abroad

Students majoring in Coastal Environmental Science have been able to participate in study abroad programs led by our faculty. Students generally register for Marine Biology (3 cr.), Marine Biology field work (1 cr.), and Field Methods (4 cr.). Some class work is required to prepare students to develop research projects and identify fish and coral species they will encounter.   

In 2013, Professors Seron, Blonder, Brown, and Veenstra from the Department of Natural Sciences and 13 students spent a week aboard a ship in the Great Exumas in the Bahamas. This summer (2014), Professors Seron and Blonder will be traveling to the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum, and Zoo (BAMZ) for our study abroad trip.


Dr. Ben Atkinson’s Marine Biology class traveled to Cedar Key – on Florida’s Gulf coast to learn about the regions ecosystem

Cedar Key Trip

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microplastics in fish

Students in Natural Sciences course studying microplastics in fish

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