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BIO 421 Students reflect on their trip to Belize

September 18, 2018 In Lakeland University Blog
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Five Lakeland students spent a portion of their summer in Belize, Central America, where they traveled for the bi-annual BIO 421 Tropical Ecology course.

The students who took the 15-day excursion were: Lauren Bruggink (Oostburg, Wis., biochemistry), Amber Knutson (Waldo, Wis., biology), Mario Rafe (Bourbonnais, Ill., communication), Grace Schumacher (Plymouth, Wis., biology) and Chacone (Ben) Vue (Sheboygan, Wis., biology).

This was the sixth time since 2008 that Associate Professor of Biology Paul Pickhardt has led a May trip to Belize. Jered McGivern, assistant professor of biochemistry, co-led the group, which spent about 10 days in lowland tropical rainforests, two days in a Mayan village and three days exploring coral reefs off of a barrier island.

Students conduct research in the lowland rainforest, and present their results to members of the Lakeland community when they return to campus.

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