Applied Science: Studying Marine Ecology at the Shore

Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS

Sharpen your science teaching and enhance the experience of your students through this course in field studies, ecological monitoring and water chemistry infused in a rich introduction to marine ecology. We will explore interdisciplinary teaching approaches including: team and independent science investigations, presentations, interactive learning, and tactile experiences with biofacts and live invertebrate animals. Expand your knowledge of animal collecting tools, monitoring equipment, and microscopes and have the opportunity to design your own research project. In depth tours in front and behind the scenes of the Aquarium will also enhance understanding of marine ecology and wetlands conservation, and how to use the Aquarium and local aquatic habitats as a teaching resource. Field trips will focus on salt marshes, sandy and rocky shores, and fresh water systems.

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