Blakely Island Field Station and Others

Blakely Island Field Station and Other Opportunities

Blakely Island Field Station Summer Courses:

Blakely Island Field Station

Summer courses in collaboration with Seattle Pacific University, on Blakely Island in the San Juan Islands in Puget Sound, NW of Seattle

Below are the courses and dates offered in summer 2021.  Ones with asterisks will give you Biology Major credit in our program.
BIOL  3800       Animal Behavior, July 5 - July 16
BIOL  4650       Conservation Biology; Aug. 16 - Aug. 27
BIOL  2530       Marine Botany; July 19 - July 30
BIOL  4620       Marine Ecology; June 21 - July 2
BIOL  1010       Environmental Science; Aug. 2 - Aug. 13
For more information:
Cost per student, which includes tuition, research supplies for each course and room/board on Blakely Island, will be $3400 per class.

During the class all meals are provided by the field station, and dietary needs can be accommodated.

Each class will have the entire field station for 11 days.

Class size will be limited to 10 students.

Students will have their own individual dorm room during the class.

-Additional details regarding COVID guidelines are available.


Questions?  Contact Angela Marino, Biology Sr. Administrative Assistant at

  If you have any questions about registration for the Blakely courses for Summer 2021 please contact the Biology department. 

Field stations (collections of listings):

Organization of Biological Field Stations  A comprehensive listing of field stations and their courses
School for Field Studies (SFS)   Semester & summer abroad programs in environmental field studies
Darling Marine Center Courses , internships, workshops on the coast of Maine, associated with University of Maine
Hatfield Marine Science Center Courses and internships on the coast of Oregon, associated with Oregon State University
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution     Semester programs, summer fellowships, jobs in Massachusetts 
Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program  2-year conservation leadership program  at UC Santa Cruz for early-career college students

Other sites and organizations:

Archaeotek Summer courses in human osteology and archaeology in Romania
Eko Tracks Study abroad programs in veterinary science, conservation, and wildlife management; internships; volunteer opportunities; and tours in southern Africa


Note: Please remember that Seattle University will only accept transfer credit if you have a credit total of less than 135 credits. If you have 135 or more credits, the University will accept only the transfer of course content (and the credit will not be added to your SU total). If you have between 90-135 credits, the University will accept transfer of both course content and credit from a four-year institution. In all cases, turn in a Transfer Verification Request form to the Registrar before taking your course.