Terra created unique and exclusive partnership with the Gerace Research Center (GRC) in San Salvador, Bahamas to offer marine biology research opportunities for high school teachers and students.
The GRC is a center of studies for marine biology, geology, and archaeology located on the island of San Salvador, approximately an hour and a half flight from Miami. Typically, the center caters to undergraduate programs and research, but in cooperation with Terra will now be actively working with high school groups to offer a unique research experience.
This is a two-step program: Initially, the teachers are trained by completing the actual program themselves. Later, Terra will help teachers who complete the training set up research trips to the Bahamas for their own students. Teachers trained by Terra may bring students every year from their schools. Terra may provide additional guides to teacher-led student trips if requested. All trips entail extensive snorkeling in Bahamian reefs as well as other scientific and cultural activities. Terra will schedule the program with GRC and book the flights from US to the GRC site.
Bahamas research trips involve two steps: the teachers themselves complete the actual program so that they are prepared for the step two: leading students through the program.
The teacher training program will involve a one-week in-service workshop at the field station. During your training you can expect the following:
For more information, please email Rick Beal at [email protected]
Terra Science and Education is proud to act as the official trip coordinator for student trips to GRC in the Bahamas. Terra will reduce the teacher workload by handling much of the logistics, and communicating with GRC on your behalf.
The student trip cost is $2,350 per student. A minimum of 7 students must attend the trip to receive this pricing. One trained chaperone will be free with parties of 7 - 15 students.
The Student Trip to the GRC includes: