Academic groups are invited to utilize our facility to gain first-hand knowledge of tropical marine ecosystems. This may be the first encounter with coral reefs for many students and the underwater world of Roatán provides an incomparable realm of beauty, excitement and endless opportunity for study. A field course at RIMS allows students to travel abroad, become immersed into a new culture, and experience the simple way of life that has existed for hundreds of years on this small Caribbean island.
Groups interested in conducting a field course at RIMS should contact the Education Coordinator. Depending on your needs they can assist you with some or all of the following:
Developing a course itinerary and arranging boat and classroom times. This should be done prior to arrival.
Providing lectures to your class on a variety of topics. (See Programs & Lectures)
Serving as a naturalist, assisting your class in keying out organisms, developing independent research projects and providing important information on the local marine environments.
As a certified dive master, they will accompany your class on all field trips.