Students research in SPI to prepare for New Zealand trip

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New Zealand’s natural beauty is sure to inspire students at The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College as they travel for the first time to take special topics classes in May.

New Zealand research2Dr. Timothy Markowitz, a Visiting Professor in Marine Mammalogy in the Department of Biological Sciences, will teach Ecology and Conservation of Marine Mammals and Birds in New Zealand on the nation’s South Island from Tuesday, May 15 to Wednesday, May 30. The class fulfills the undergraduate topics in Biology and graduate topics in Biology.

“The opportunities are there but you have to go for it and not wait for it to be handed to you,” said biology graduate student Andres Garcia, 26, of Brownsville who is making the trip overseas.

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