Field course to Antarctica

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Dr. Chris Parsons

Led by ESP professor Chris Parsons, four Mason students spent three weeks traveling the coast of Antarctica, crossing Drake’s Passage and landing on such areas as Deception Island — an active volcano site — and Neumeyer Channel — which has a British Antarctic Survey maritime museum — and seeing penguins, whales and seals in their natural habitat.

Read the full article from the Mason NewsDesk on 2/28/2013…

 

 

 

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Adelie penguin at Brown Bluff, Antarctica

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Landscape near Booth Island, Antarctica

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Important Dates for Students

FALL 2019 Semester

First day of classes: Aug 26

Labor Day (University Closed): Sep 2

Fall Break (Mon classes/labs meet Tues and Tues classes do not meet this week): Oct 14

Thanksgiving recess (No Classes): Nov 27 – Dec 1

Last day of classes: Dec 7

Reading Day(s): Dec 9 – 10

Final Exam Period: Dec 11 – 18

For more information, go to: https://registrar.gmu.edu/calendars/fall-2019/