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

SPRING 2020 Semester (modified due to COVID-19)

MLK Day (university closed): Jan 20

First day of classes: Jan 21

Spring Break (extended): Mar 9-20

Dissertation/Thesis Deadline: May 8

Last day of classes: May 11

Reading Day(s): May 12

Final Exam Period: May 13-20

University Commencement: May 22 (tentative)

COVID-19 DATE CHANGES – For the complete modified spring calendar, see https://registrar.gmu.edu/calendars/spring-2020/ and for latest COVID-19 updates, see: https://www2.gmu.edu/coronavirus