06/2-4 An Immersive Marine Biology Experience
Explore marine biodiversity in the field, offshore on a research vessel, and up close in the lab at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology. We’ll see benthic and planktonic marine organisms, pelagic and shore birds, and marine mammals, using scientific tools to get to know them better. We’ll also learn about ecological and oceanographic processes influencing the form, function, and survival of marine species, and discuss uses of marine resources by local communities, coastal tribes, and wildlife. This class will be an immersive, intensive experience.
Field day is easy (car travel with short stops, up to 1 mile of hiking per day). Students need to be able to make observations using microscopes and binoculars, and be mobile on a moving vessel at sea and on wet, slippery rocks on shore.
Ages 12+ welcome.
Note on Lodging: This class will be based at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) in Charleston, OR. Lodging is not available on site during this time as the dorms will be reserved for OIMB students; participants should plan to secure their own lodging during this course.