Term: Spring 2018
Biology recommended but not required.
This Marine Biology course offered by VTVLC is a 1 credit course taught by Brian Slopey. This is a hybrid course with online and face-to-face learning. The online portion will run from January – May; We will also have a few meetings and classes during this time. In late June we will have 2 intensive days to prepare us for our research with Operation Wallacea, followed by the trip to Honduras in late June and early July. Finally, a time for reflections on research in August.
For further information, visit Marine Biology – Research in Honduras Additional fees apply.
Topics & Concepts:
- 01.06 Discussion Origins of the Oceans
- 01.07 What Makes the Ocean a Nice Place to Live?
- 01.09 Properties of Water Lab
- 02.04 Exploring Rocky Shores
- 02.05 Crabby Crustaceans Lab
- 02.06 What is a Tidepool?
- 02.07 Rocky Shore Current Event
- 02.09 Ocean Zones and the Life Within
- 03.02 Introduction to Sea Turtles
- 03.04 Sea Turtle Rehabilitation
- 03.05 Sea Turtle Tracking
- 03.06 Positive Human Impact
- 03.07 Exploring Sandy Beaches
- 03.08 What is Happening to the Sand?
- 04.02 Dia What? and Dino Who?
- 04.03 Dinoflagellates
- 04.04 Create a Phytoplankton
- 04.05 Adaptations of Organisms
- 04.08 Food Webs
- 04.09 Make a Food Web
- 05.02 Currents
- 05.03 Continuing With Currents
- 05.07 Harvesting Krill
- 06.02 The Great Barrier Reef
- 06.03 Destroying the Coral Reefs!
- 06.05 Mollusks06.06 Mollusk Lab
- 06.07 In Search of the Giant Squid
- 06.08 Estuaries
- 06.10 Life in a Mangrove Ecosystem
- 06.11 Nutrients in the Marine Environment
- 06.12 Too Much of a Good Thing
- 07.02 Exploring the Abyss
- 07.07 Introduction to Fish
- 07.08 Fish Adaptations
- 07.09 Fish Shapes
- 07.10 All About Sharks and Their Relatives!
- 08.02 Marine Mammal Characteristics and Adaptations
- 08.03 Protect Wild Dolphins
- 08.09 Global Fisheries
- Harvesting Krill Discussion
- 03.09 Marine Pollution
Summer Session – Cuba Research Trip
- Details coming soon!
Offerings and courses subject to change. Please refer to the VTVLC Student Information System as the most up-to-date resource of current offerings and required materials for courses.