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Northern Virginia Community College to Offer Tropical Marine Biology Summer Course

April 17, 2009

This summer, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is offering a tropical biology class that focuses on marine life, while taking students on an adventure to the majestic reefs off the coast of Honduras.

Marine Biology 299 will give students the opportunity to swim with dolphins, learn about ecotourism, snorkel with schools of fish, investigate coral reefs and learn about life under sea —all while earning four college credits and fulfilling the NOVA science requirement for most majors. In addition, students will be given the opportunity to work with local children at a community center, playing games and helping them learn English.

The traveling dates for this course are from July 4 through July 11. The course is open to everyone, including high school students who are over the age of 16. The cost for land, meals, boat and activities is $1,500 per student. Additional costs for credits and airfare also apply.

Registration is limited to a small number of students, so please call to reserve a spot as soon as possible.

July 4 - July 11


$1,500 per student (plus airfare and college credits)

For more information or to sign up for the course, please contact Jill Caporale at or (703) 323-3234.

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Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America’s largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 60,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College’s Web site,