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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Ecology/nature-related courses

Cornell's Adult University

Adult and youth programs--travel around the world or have an education vacation on the beautiful Cornell campus--led by some of our most distinguished faculty!

Belize and Guatemala: Natural Wonders and Maya TraditionsLatin America
Mauritius and Madagascar: Asia Meets Africa

Summer Session

Study with renowned faculty, earn credits, gain valuable skills, and complete requirements--on campus, online, or around the world.

BIOEE 1610: Introductory Biology: Ecology and the Environment
BIOEE 2070: Evolution
BIOSM 1500: Investigative Marine Biology Laboratory
BIOSM 1620: Marine Environmental Science
BIOSM 1640: Introduction to the Biology of Sharks, Skates, & Rays
BIOSM 1780: Evolution and Marine Diversity
BIOSM 2500: Coastal Habitat Field Res Methods
BIOSM 2800: Sustainable Fisheries
BIOSM 3330: Marine Parasitology and Disease
BIOSM 3500: Science Communication in Coastal and Marine Environments: Digital Platforms & Public Engagement
BIOSM 3650: Underwater Research
BIOSM 3740: Field Ornithology
BIOSM 4450: Forensic Science Wildlife
BIOSM 4650: The Biology, Evolution, and Conservation of Sharks and Their Allies
BIOSM 4720: Genetics of Marine Diversity
BIOSM 4990: Research in Biology
COGST 1500: Introduction to Environmental Psychology
DEA 1500: Introduction to Environmental Psychology
EAS 1108: Earth in the News
EAS 1150: Severe Weather Phenomena
Marine Science - Shoals Marine LaboratoryU.S. (east)
NTRES 2470: Green Cities: Creating the Living City
PLBIO 2400: Green World/Blue Planetonline
VETCS 1200: Conservation Medicine: A Veterinary Perspective

Winter Session

Earn up to four credits in just three weeks--either on campus or online, reduce your course load, benefit from small classes, and immerse yourself in a subject. You can also work closely with your professor and receive more individualized attention.

PLBIO 2400: Green World/Blue Planet


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Location: Ithaca, Latin America

Season: summer