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Coral Reefs ecosystems: Anthony's Key, Honduras

Coral reefs are a complex ecosystem that spans the globe. The condition of coral reefs are often regarded as a “barometer” for the overall health of Coral Reefs are endangered world-wide. Pollution, climate change, and overfishing are thought to be a few of the contributing factors influencing coral demise. Understanding the factors and conditions that favor demise, may lead to courses of action which could stem further destruction. Hence, Midland College seeks to travel to Roatan, Honduras and study the coral reef system there in order to contribute the knowledge base.

Specifically, the Midland College team will engage in:

  • Acquisition and analysis of bacterial samples that populate diseased coral on the Roatan, Honduras coral reef.
  • Acquisition and analysis of water samples that populate diseased coral on the Roatan, Honduras coral reef. Specific analytes to be tested are: phosphate, nitrate, nitrite, and sulfide.
  • Monitor water quality on the Roatan, Honduras coral reef. Parameters studied will be temperature, pH, conductivity, dissolved oxygen (DO), reduction-oxidation potential (ROP), turbidity.
  • Counting and assessment of fish populations that frequent the coral reef.

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Estimated Cost per Traveler

Cost: $3,500

  • $500 deposit due upon registration
  • 50% balance 90 days before the trip (January 1, 2019)
  • Final balance due 30 days before the trip (March 2, 2019)

Cost Includes

The Anthony’s Key Resort fee is approximately $1000 (all-inclusive for room/meals/ground transportation/tours/scuba diving. Air Fare is a separate cost (approx. $1000). Rental of scuba equipment (approx. $500). Lodging accommodations are covered in the course fee.

Cost Does Not Include

Not included in the price: tuition, fees, texts, meals not included above, gratuities to guides and drivers, passport expenses, insurances and personal expenses.


We are  pleased to announce that the Fine Arts and Communications division is offering a travel program to Spain! The trip will take place in June of 2020 and is open to faculty, staff, students, and community members.

Students also have the option of taking English 2327 (American Literature One) in conjunction with the trip! This could also work for an Honors project.

On the trip we will visit Madrid, Toledo, Granada, Seville and Barcelona - centers of arts and humanities, history and literature, offering a focus on present culture and the multi-cultural history of Spain

Plaza and fountains in Spain


  • Participants will learn about Modernism/Art Nouveau through the architecture of Antoni Gaudí.
  • Participants will examine Spain’s ties to the New World of the Americas through the funding of explorers like Columbus, Balboa, Cortés, and Pizarro.
  • Participants will become familiar with forms of art and cooking unique to certain regions of Spain through hands-on workshop participation.
  • Participants will learn about Spain’s unique multicultural and interfaith history through trips to various Christian cathedrals, Granada’s Medieval Synagogue and Alhambra palace, as well as the Moorish city of Cordoba.

The program fee includes round-trip airfare, a 24-hour tour manager, ground transportation, hotels, entrance fees, and daily breakfast and dinner. For those who choose to enroll in an automatic payment plan, visit the ACIS website.


(valid through 11/01/19, with initial deposit of $495)
($706/month using an automatic payment plan)

Students taking course for credit will also have to pay any applicable tuition and fees.

Early Registration Discount

Additional Fees (as applicable)
Adult Surcharge - $100
Single Room Supplement - $760
Double Room Supplement - $400
Ultimate Protection Plan - $300
Comprehensive Protection Plan - $250

Full Payment Deadline
February 17, 2020


Allison Brown
(432) 685-4648

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