dates: Monday, July 6 - Monday, July 20, 2015

    credit hours: 3 college credits

    cost of tuition from summer 2014:
    $6,400 (INCLUDES room, board, tuition, 1 round-trip fare between Portsmouth, NH and Shoals)

    Two year-long high school courses in science, and completion of grades 10, 11 or 12.

    Environmental studies have become an integral component of high school programs all around the country, however opportunities to apply this course work to the marine environment are limited. Marine Environmental Science will focus on coastal marine habitats, with an emphasis on issues as they relate to global habitats and concerns. Laboratory exercises and field work will include explorations along Appledore's rocky intertidal zone, and excursions to neighboring islands to observe harbor seal and seabird colonies. Offshore cruises will include oceanographic sampling exercises and field trips to seabird and whale foraging grounds. Lectures and discussions will expose MES students to topics ranging from fishes to fisheries, seaweeds to lobsters, and from plankton to whales. Fundamental scientific research methods and equipment will be introduced, and each student will have the opportunity to be involved in group research projects.

    Faculty: Mark Johnson, Ithaca High School Science Department, NY







     Here's what an alumnus of Marine Environmental Science has to say:
    "Mr. Johnson is engaging, approachable, clear, and passionate about marine environmental science. We had a great time on the boat with him - and we definitely caught his enthusiasm for getting out into the marine environment! Our final project was not only a great opportunity to learn how to design a research project, but also a great way to spend time every day out on the island."



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