BIO 298 Special Topics in Biology
Florida Keys & Costa Rica 
Wed. Dec. 3 @ 6:00 p.m. in Room S-112
For more information or to register for the info session contact Continuing Education: (920) 929-1155 or

BIO 298 Special Topics in Biology: Florida Keys!

Biology of the Florida Keys Marine Environment (3 credit hours NS/LS)

Start planning now for your 2015 summer of fun and learning!

We are offering one trip this year: July 15-21, 2015 (open to current college students, and high school juniors and seniors, community members) 

This is a snorkel-based course that will introduce students to the life that inhabits the marine ecosystems of the Florida Keys. Course includes online orientation and introduction, snorkeling, field trips, lab activities, fieldwork and discussions, as well as learning about Sea Turtle Biology.

For more information call the Continuing Education Office at (920) 929-1155

Registration Information

View the video from Summer 2012

Summer 2015 Brochure

Ecology of Costa Rica: Sea Turtles and Rainforest

(3 credits NS/LS)

Dates: May 27 - June 4, 2015

This course will give students a unique opportunity to travel to Pacuare Reserve to participate in Leatherback Sea Turtle research and to a rainforest preserve to study rainforest ecology. Students will work along side researchers to patrol the beaches of Pacuare at night to collect data on nesting and hatching leatherback sea turtles. In addition to studying the leatherbacks, students will spend time restoring nesting beaches, exploring the lowland rainforest and its inhabitants and participating in cultural activities. Students will participate in a research project and then will visit a local university where they will present their research. The course will end with a day of white water rafting on the Pacuare River.

For more information: Costa Rica 2015

Savannah Music Festival

Sampling Savannah: Music, History & Literature

March 25-29, 2015 

Grab your friends or that special someone and experience the GEM of the SOUTH: Savannah, Georgia!  Spend your evenings at the world-class Savannah Music Festival and days exploring Savannah to learn why it is one of the ten best walking cities in America. Enjoy flowers in bloom as you pass ante-bellum mansions and sites described in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, tour the childhood home of Flannery O’Connor, learn of Savannah’s rich and diversified religious heritage, visit the Farmers’ Market, learn about Gullah-Geechee culture, and simply relax in the many “squares” filled with majestic Live Oaks.  Sample the peach cobbler and other Southern treats in the city’s many quality restaurants; shopping is plentiful—from high-end to touristy—and the wheel boats offer trips down the lovely Savannah River. Relax, learn, listen, and smile.  So call your friends and join us; the welcoming sights and sounds of Savannah await you! 

More information coming soon!

A New England Primer:

The Literature, History, and Theology of Boston and Concord, Massachusetts

June 15-21, 2015

From Colonial Times until the American Civil War, Boston and Concord were the epicenters of American history, literature, and theology. Join our small group of travelers June 15-21, 2015 as we rediscover the importance of these two cities—one large, one small—and their connections to the Puritan founders, the Revolutionary War, and the Transcendentalists. Some of the planned activities include: walking the Freedom Trail with local historian Charlie Bahne; discovering Margaret Fuller’s and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s connections to Boston and Cambridge; enjoying an exclusive lecture by Dr. Robert Gross, a national authority on Concord, the Minutemen, and the Transcendentalists; and visiting such literary sites as Hawthorne’s The Old Manse, Emerson’s home, Alcott’s Orchard House, and Thoreau’s Walden Pond. Learn of the shifts in nineteenth-century Protestant theology as you visit Concord’s First Parish Church and Trinitarian Congregational Church, and travel to Fruitlands, the site of a nineteenth-century utopian society. We have also set aside plenty of time for you to explore Boston and Concord on your own, enjoy the cuisine, and simply relax in these historic locales.

More information coming soon!

Chicago for a Day!

Saturday Spring Date Coming Soon: 7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Spend the day in Chicago enjoying your favorite museum, The Magnificent Mile, or downtown Chicago. The route will include The Chicago Art Institute, The Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, and Water Tower Place. We will leave the UW-Fond du Lac North Parking Lot at 7:30 a.m. and return at 9:30 p.m.

Fee: $54 ($49 if you register online). (Museum admissions and meals are not included.)

You will receive a confirmation email or letter from the Continuing Education office 7-10 days prior to departure. There are no refunds on tours.

 Required form:
After registering, please print and complete the Liability Waiver and mail to:
UW-FDL Continuing Education
400 University Drive
Fond du Lac, WI 54935

Registration is closed. Watch for the spring dates to be announced soon!

Explore the World with UW Colleges

Summer 2014 Academic Study Abroad Programs

Looking for something more than just a trip? We welcome college students and community members to join our educational adventures to Ghana, Japan, Peru, China, Costa Rica, Germany, and Canada. Our short-term programs are led by experienced professors and facilitators with expertise and passion for the subject. Make your next trip the learning experience of a lifetime with UW Colleges. All programs include round-trip airfare, lodging, ground transportation while overseas, admissions, tour guides, health insurance, and several meals.

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