Brand New Spring Semester at UGAMI
Historically, January has been a quiet month at UGAMI. At this time, faculty and students are just beginning their spring semester classes at their home institutions. But this year is different. UGAMI is now offering a full slate of undergraduate classes in its inaugural Marine Biology Spring Semester. Students from UGA and four other universities started classes at UGAMI on January 7th and will be in residence on Sapelo Island through the end of April. During this time, the students will take a series of five classes in ecology, marine biology, fisheries science, and animal behavior. Rather than just reading and listening to lectures, these classes are built around field experiences. This sort of immersive learning experience can be life-changing for students. As a residential field program, students and faculty get to know one-another outside of the classroom and often develop lasting relationships that benefit students as they embark on their careers.
Periodically throughout the semester, we will post updates on the students’ experiences here and on UGAMI’s Facebook page.