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  • Locations: Andros Island, Bahamas
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Program Fees: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Open to: All UWRF students, Non-UWRF students Language Courses Offered: No
Credit Bearing: Credit bearing
Program Description:
Bahamas: Tropical Restoration Experience

Estimated Program Dates for 2018:
May 19 - June 4

Program Overview:

This two-credit course will cover the ecological and fundamental principles of tropical restoration.

Much of the Bahaman forests on Andros Island were historically mismanaged (clear-cut in some areas while overgrown in others), which has resulted in across-the-board degradation on the island. While on-island, we will be helping the Bahaman Forestry Unit with their tropical restoration initiatives in forests that include but are not limited to Bahaman pine forests, mangrove, and scrub forests. We will also visit a coral reef undergoing restoration. Students will learn about the ecological, cultural, economic, and personal values of restoration, learn about the restoration process, and work through strategies for a successful restoration. We will be hosted by the International Field Studies program while staying at the Forfar Field station.

Dr. Kevyn Juneau ( is the program leader.
Bahamas Brochure Photo 1


Andros Island is the largest archipelago in the Bahamas and lies north of the Tropic of Cancer.


ESM 289 - 2 credits
This two-credit course will cover the ecological and fundamental principles of tropical restoration.


A breakdown of the costs related to this program can be viewed by clicking on the “Program Fees” link (in the table at the top of this brochure) for the desired term.
Bahamas Brochure Photo 2
Image: Bahamas Forestry Unit

Housing & Meals:

Students will stay in facilities provided at the Fofar Research Station on Andros Island. The program price includes room & 3 meals/day while at the station.

Travel Arrangements:

Airfare from Minneapolis to and from Andros Island is included in the program fee.

Additional Information:

Partners for this program include:

How to Apply:

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Dates / Deadlines:

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This program is currently not accepting applications.