Since 1978, more than 300 students have set aside four summer weeks to
participate in Wittenberg’s intensive marine biology program on the sun-soaked
beaches of the Bahamas. Working side by side with their professors, these
adventurous students have sought to understand the complexities of marine
life on a natural stage.
Together, they witnessed the impact environmental recklessness has on the
San Salvador Island landscape and the sea that surrounds it. They touched the
aquatic organisms that textbooks and academic journals could only convey in
words and pictures. In the process, the students gained a professional
confidence reflective of that found at leading scientific institutions
across the country. They also discovered more about themselves through
the experience, an experience that changed at least one Wittenberg student
Now as the program celebrates its 25-year anniversary, Wittenberg Magazine
takes a closer look at the program — the people who created it , the research
being conducted and the difference it has made in the lives of those students
who once called the Bahamian coast home.