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Summer Teacher Workshops - July 23 - 27, 2018


Join MarineLab's biologist/instructors in an exploration of the marine communities in the Upper Keys. Days are spent aboard our boats, snorkeling or diving the seagrasses, mangroves, and coral reefs protected by the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Everglades National Park and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. All workshops are content oriented and are designed for the middle and high school science teacher. Recharge your batteries, get excited about using marine science in YOUR curriculum, and get continuing education points at the same time! Teachers receive a link to a google drive folder with background information on all field trip topics.

Cost $450 per person. Fee includes all snorkeling field trips, evening programs, snorkel gear, meals and accommodations. Continuing education points available at no cost.

Enrollment opens in January 2018.

Introduction to Coastal Marine Ecology

This program focuses on the basics of the marine ecology of the Upper Keys. Introductory discussions provide background on concepts and species that will be encountered, following by field trips to the seagrass, mangrove, and coral reef communities. Additional field trips to other marine communities and a brief look at restoration efforts on the coral reef are included. Participants should be comfortable in the water, but need not be experienced swimmers or snorkelers.

PhytoAdvanced Marine Ecology & Research Techniques

This program takes our Coastal Marine Ecology program a step further. Various field research methods and techniques are taught and practiced during the snorkeling field trips. TheĀ AP Water Quality Lab and Diversity Indexing Lab, advanced coral reef ecology with Bleachwatch, seagrass ecology with quadrats, mangrove ecology with soil analysis, and the Great Annual Fish Count are all part of this advanced program.