Academics

Summer on Nantucket

Seals on the beach of Nantucket

Head to Nantucket for a couple of weeks and earn some credits towards your degree or certificate program at University of Massachusetts Boston. We have some new offerings as well as some old favorites. Come study in one of the world’s most unique and beautiful environments this summer.

The Whaling Women of Nantucket

June 6 - June 18, 2016
This course will introduce the lives and the worlds of women living on Nantucket since the beginning of whaling in the seventeenth century.
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Marine Mammal Biology

June 19 - July 3, 2016
Topics include adaptations to marine environments, effects of human exploitation, case studies of population recovery, and multispecies interactions.
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Coastal Ecology

July 10 - July 23, 2016
This marine biology course serves as an introduction to field research methods and will familiarize students with the flora and fauna of the unique island of Nantucket.
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Marine and Coastal Ecological Research

July 24 - August 6, 2016
Supervised research on the adaptations and interactions of organisms of the beaches, salt marshes, sand dunes, and embayments of Nantucket.
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GIT Data Collection and Field Methods for Coastal Applications

August 1 - August 20, 2016
The course will cover basic Geographic Information Technologies (GIT) and applications used to research, map and analyze coastal phenomena. These include: Geographic Information Systems (GIS); Global Positioning System (GPS); Remote Sensing (RS).
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Spiders of Nantucket

August 7 - August 20, 2016
This course is designed to give you an in-depth look at the diversity of spider families that inhabit Nantucket Island, help you to hone skills that allow you to identify spiders to the genus and species level from this region and elsewhere, and give you an appreciation for the anatomy, physiology, phylogeny, and ecology of these amazing organisms.
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