This course is a specialized version of our Tropical Marine Ecology and Biology course open only to educators. It provides teachers with hands-on marine science research experience and inspiration they can bring back into their classrooms!
A wide breadth of topics and ecosystems are covered in a short amount of time: The course includes visits to mangrove and seagrass habitats, lectures on coral reef biology and ecology (including reef snorkels and participation in a reef restoration project), instruction on tropical fish ecology and biology, including training in fish identification, and a hands-on shark tagging trip.
Each day of the course offers a combination of lectures on ecology, hands-on training, and participation in field data collection for on going research projects being conducted in collaboration with scientists.
Participating teachers are given access to a collection of materials, content and activities to help them translate what they've learned for their students and bring tropical marine ecosystems and their field experiences to life in the classroom!
Day 1: Mangrove habitat
Day 2: Seagrass monitoring and ecology
Day 3: Coral reef ecology and biology
Day 4: Pelagic (open ocean) systems and wildlife
Day 5: Tropical fish and invertebrates
Day 6: Shark ecology and biology lecture and field research, including hands-on shark tagging
Optional: Day trip into the Everglades
Price: $2000 per person
Includes: All field research activities, transportation once participants arrive at the RV Garvin, and all housing and food costs (except for one "dinner out" at a local restaurant).
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