Programs in this category are designed to allow all adults an opportunity to be involved in field science projects. No education or experience is required. A desire to be part of a science team and collect data in the field sets these programs apart from vacation excursions.


Join the MCERC faculty in South Africa as a member of the science team while we conduct research on shark ecology. Sharks occur off the coast of South Africa year round and may vary according to the dynamics of their seasonal habitat. You will participate in data collection as a critical member of the science team. Data will be collected during SCUBA excursions. There may be an opportunity to get certified in SCUBA in South Africa prior to the session (information will be posted in the pdf attached during open enrollment).

Each session will have 8 places for citizens scientists with no previous experience and two university interns. 

This is a long term research project with opportunities designed to include people who would otherwise never have a chance to observe wildlife and conservation from the perspective that tourism cannot accomplish. Be sure to read all the details included in the pdf attached during open enrollment to fully understand the commitment required and the physical demands of this program. All participants are critical members of the science team and must commit to the role, activities, and accommodations as described. 

Food and cultural activities will be included, along with ample opportunity for photography, as an important part of this experience. 

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Information and enrollment for 2021 coming soon.

Please note that programs forced to delay due to travel restrictions will automatically enroll participants for the 2022 session schedules for the same session in 2022. Details will be included with open enrollment.


Join the MCERC faculty in South Africa as a member of the science team while we conduct research on shark ecology during the sardine run. This is a SCUBA program. Participants who are not SCUBA certified may be able to become certified ahead of the session. Information on how to become SCUBA certified in South Africa will be included in the pdf during open enrollment.

Each session will have 8 places for citizens scientists with no previous experience and two university interns. 

This is a long term research project with opportunities designed to include people who would otherwise never have a chance to observe wildlife and conservation from the perspective that tourism cannot accomplish. Be sure to read all the details included in the pdf attached during open enrollment to fully understand the commitment required and the physical demands of this program. All participants are critical members of the science team and must commit to the role, activities, and accommodations as described. 

Food and cultural activities will be included, along with ample opportunity for photography, as an important part of this experience. 

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Information and enrollment for 2021 coming soon.

Please note that programs forced to delay due to travel restrictions will automatically enroll participants for the 2022 session schedules for the same session in 2022. Details will be included with open enrollment.


Join the MCERC faculty in South Africa as a member of the science team while we conduct research on shark ecology and include excursions in the bush. 

Each session will have 8 places for citizens scientists with no previous experience and two university interns.

This is a long term research project with opportunities designed to include people who would otherwise never have a chance to observe wildlife and conservation from the perspective that tourism cannot accomplish. Be sure to read all the details included in the pdf attached during open enrollment to fully understand the commitment required and the physical demands of this program. All participants are critical members of the science team and must commit to the role, activities, and accommodations as described. 

Food and cultural activities will be included, along with ample opportunity for photography, as an important part of this experience. 

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Information and enrollment for 2021 coming soon.

Please note that programs forced to delay due to travel restrictions will automatically enroll participants for the 2022 session schedules for the same session in 2022. Details will be included with open enrollment.