Eight students from the Northern Marianas College will participate in the Ecology of Bird Loss Project’s “Island Ecology Course” from Dec. 28 to Jan. 16.
According to EBL, these students will conduct comparative research projects on Saipan, Rota, and Guam. They will later present their results in a symposium at the end of the course.
According to EBL, instructors from several universities will teach on topics including natural history, invasive species, ecology, and conservation.
Six students from the University of Guam are also reportedly in the course.
Three instructors–Ross Miller from UOG, Evan Fricke from the University of Washington, and Dr. Haldre Rogers from Rice University–will teach the 14 students.
Lee Roy Sablan, an NMC alumnus and current undergraduate at UOG, will be a teacher assistant during the course. Travel costs between islands and hotels costs will be covered by EBL.
Students submitted a cover letter, resume, and transcript in getting into the course.