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    CIEE High School Summer in Lisbon, Portugal: Aquatic Ecosystems

    CIEE High School Summer in Lisbon, Portugal: Aquatic Ecosystems


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: Portugal
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: Marine Biology, STEM, Preserving the Environment
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
    • Minimum Cost: $3,000 - $6,999
    • Career Clusters: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Explore aquatic ecosystems and biodiversity in and around Lisbon alongside biologists and sustainability researchers. Field work and fun trips take you birdwatching at a coastal lagoon, snorkeling in a marine park, kayaking in the longest river of the Iberian Peninsula, observing dolphins in the Atlantic Ocean, and intertidal monitoring at Avencas beach. These three weeks are all about water, so get ready to get wet! 

    Immerse yourself in conservation and sustainability projects, such as assessing water quality and threats to ecosystems, census-taking of plant and animal species, and conducting interviews with locals on human and economic impacts related to marine ecosystems. Work with local NGOs to raise public awareness around coastal dune preservation and the plastics crisis that is choking the ocean.  

    Immerse yourself, too, in Portuguese culture. Sample local specialties, such as the famous pastry pastéis de Belém. Paint Portuguese tiles and try Portuguese dances. Learn the romantic sounds of Portuguese and practice new phrases with local teens and market vendors. Back home, share your appreciation for Portuguese culture and apply your sustainability insights to future studies and environmental initiatives.

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