Oceanography and Marine Life
Teacher: Renee Jackson
In this introductory science based class, we will study Earth’s oceans and the life it supports. To do this we will examine the physical science of oceans and estuaries as well as the marine life that live within these bodies of water. Previous science background is not required, all concepts will be fully explored. Some of the topics covered will encompass chemistry, plate tectonics, sediments, ocean and atmospheric circulation, waves, tides, and coastal processes. As we gain an understanding of how water supports marine life, we will consider aspects related to marine biology such as food production, reproduction, types of marine species (both plant and animal), marine ecosystems, and key ecological threats to marine health.
Minimum required enrollment: 5
Spring Semester 14 Jan – 31 May