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Summer by the sea

Take part in the Summer Education & Applied Science Institute at Dalhousie in Ecology (SEASIDE) program and study the diversity of organisms along the coast of Nova Scotia.

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Learn hands-on

Travel to Nova Scotia’s beautiful coastal areas to put classroom knowledge into practice.

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About SEASIDE

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Offered through the Biology Department, SEASIDE courses provide undergraduates with hands-on training in species identification, sampling, and other practical skills, while studying certain ecosystems or focusing on the biology of algae, plants, insects, sharks, birds, or marine mammals. Learn more about the SEASIDE program.

SEASIDE Program

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SEASIDE offers 20 courses in intensive 2-3 week format. Most are equivalent to a one-term course of 3 credit hours. One course (BIOL 3640) is 6 credit hours in intensive, all day 4 week format. These Biology (BIOL) courses may be cross-listed as Marine Biology (MARI), Oceanography (OCEA) Environmental Science (ENVS), or Geography (GEOG). Some are open to non-majors. Learn more about our course offerings.