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    Pre-College at Eckerd: Animal Studies

    Pre-College at Eckerd: Animal Studies


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: June
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Career Clusters: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • Call: (727) 864-8422
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    Modeled after our undergraduate curriculum, students will work with our internationally recognized faculty on our prime waterfront location on the Gulf of Mexico. Animal Studies is a truly interdisciplinary major at Eckerd College, drawing from the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities to trace the history and consequences of human relationships to animals. Participants will gain experience in quantitative, critical thinking, communication, and research skills. Core Topics Include:
    Animal behavior and training
    Animal research and observation strategies
    Animal rescue and rehabilitation
    Animals in literature and field guides
    Animals in entertainment
    Animal assisted interventions

    Students enrolled in this program will:
    Participate in citizen science wildlife research surveys on and off campus
    Attend classes led by Eckerd faculty
    Visit local aquaria, zoos, or shelters to learn about animal husbandry, enrichment, and research.