Dickinson College

Office of Media Relations

Coming Event: February 16, 2006

Students Take Field Semester to Lousiana, Chesapeake Bay

Dickinson College students will discuss their experiences on a field semester in Lousiana and in the Chesapeake Bay area at noon on Thursday, Feb. 16 in the Rubendall Recital Hall of the Weiss Center for the Arts, located on West High Street between West and College streets, Carlisle, Pa.

The program will include a multi-media presentation in which participants will share their insights, experiences and suggestions on water-resource procurement and management.

The Luce Field Semester, funded by the Henry Luce Foundation, combines classroom activities, community-based fieldwork research, independent study and extensive travel. Students spend a week in September in the Chesapeake Bay area and along the Atlantic coast and three weeks in November in coastal Louisiana, studying the watershed ecosystems and analyzing the impact of depleted resources on populations such as the Chesapeake watermen and Louisiana Cajun shrimpers. The remainder of the semester is spent in the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay. Students also are required to complete an independent research project in collaboration with a local community group. The Luce Field Semester program was offered in the fall of 2005 and will be offered in the fall of 2006 and 2007.

For more information, call (717) 245-1338.

Contact: Office of Media Relations
Phone: 717-245-1289
Fax: 717-245-1457
Email: media@dickinson.edu