Stetson offers special sea turtle course for graduate students this summer

Stetson University College of Law has been awarded a grant by the Sea Turtle Grants Program to offer a special course on Sea Turtle Law and Policy this summer on its Gulfport, Florida, campus for law students and graduate students who are pursuing degrees in marine science, environmental science, or environmental policy. Hawksbill Turtle. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons. The one-credit, three-day course, “Topics in Biodiversity… » Read more

Floridians are stewards for endangered sea turtles, scientist tells Stetson law campus

“Florida is a very special place for sea turtles and Floridians play an important role as stewards,” Dr. Anne Meylan, senior research scientist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, told students, faculty, and members of the public gathered on March 1 on Stetson law school’s Gulfport campus to hear her talk. Dr. Meylan presented “Florida’s Global Importance as a Nesting Site for Sea… » Read more

Shark finning in Costa Rica: Randall Arauz delivers biodiversity lecture

Randall Arauz, president of PRETOMA, a marine conservation and research organization working to protect ocean resources and promote sustainable fisheries policies in Costa Rica and Central America, spoke via Skype from Costa Rica on Jan. 26 at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida. Arauz’s talk was the first of three public lectures scheduled for the spring semester as part of the Edward and… » Read more

Course at Stetson explores sea turtle conservation

Stetson University College of Law students are participating in a special course from May 27-June 6 to learn about the threats facing endangered sea turtles and the legal and policy initiatives in place to protect them. Sea turtle experts from Latin America and the Caribbean gathered at Stetson Law in Gulfport. Students enrolled in the course are invited to join sea turtle experts on campus… » Read more