Glendale Community College is offering two summer courses in Baja California at the college’s field station. GCC has been holding classes in the Baja California peninsula of Mexico since 1974.
Introduction to Marine Biology (Biology 125) paired with the Field/Laboratory Investigations in Marine Biology (Biology 126) and Natural History Field Studies (Biology 131) will be held at the college’s recently completed new field station in July and August. The field station (Estación del Mar Cortés) is in the town of Bahía de los Angeles on the Gulf coast of the Baja California Peninsula. The area is sometimes referred to as the “Galapagos of Mexico” because of its natural beauty and biodiversity. The area contains the Midriff Islands, where students in the program do their field research, and is famous to scientists, educators and fishermen.
The field station itself has classrooms, dorms, a living room, kitchen, showers and restrooms. Students help with daily cleaning and food preparation under the supervision of staff and a cook.