DecorativeMeaningful. Sustainable. Unforgettable. Journey to the Dominican Republic to discover the wonders of marine life—and what you can do to help preserve it. Here, you’ll learn about the effects of overfishing, tourism, and climate change on coral reefs in the Caribbean before joining the movement to support its restoration. Working together with community members, you’ll collect fragments of naturally broken coral and transplant them back into the reef, and do your part to preserve this important ecosystem. As you foster meaningful relationships within the community, you’ll celebrate customs and help continue conservation efforts for generations to come.

Application form for the trip and PeruQuest scholarship is available here.

This trip will provide students with at least 18 service hours and expose them to a variety of topics including ecotourism, challenges in maintaining biodiversity, restoration of coral reefs and small community needs on Caribbean Islands. There will be a 3 credit-hour course that will be associated with the trip during the spring 2020 semester. The trip will take place following the completion of the semester.

Cost of the trip which includes airfare, transportation, hotel, and meals is $3,650. There will be scholarships available through PeruQuest. There is a limit of 30 total participants for this trip so don’t wait on your opportunity to participate in this amazing opportunity! Download the handout below for more information:

Marine Conservation in the Dominican Republic

If you are interested in this trip, please plan to attend one of the information sessions below or contact Professor Danny Hayes at or stop by TJM 316. At the meetings, he will be discussing the details of the trip, the plans for the course as well as the scholarship application process.

Monday, April 8th 3:30 pm in TJM 302
Tuesday, April 9th 11:00 am in TJM 302
Tuesday, April 9th 3:30 pm in TJM 302

Here is the website link to the trip information with Education First:

Application form for the trip and PeruQuest scholarship is available here.