Biology of the Florida Keys

BIO 298 Special Topics in Biology: Florida Keys!

(3 credits NS/LS or non-credit option)

We are offering one trip this year: July 15-21, 2015 (open to current college students/adults and high school juniors and seniors)

This is a snorkel-based course that will introduce students to the life that inhabits the marine ecosystems of the Florida Keys. Students will travel to Marine Lab in Key Largo Florida for 7 full days of snorkeling, field trips, lab activities, fieldwork and discussions. Prior to heading to the Keys, students will complete an online orientation and introduction to the Florida Keys assignment and attend a face-to-face orientation to meet the other participants and learn about Sea Turtle Biology. After returning from the trip, students will complete and submit their final lab notebook and assignments for grading.

Fee: $1,798 (includes all travel, lodging, most meals, tuition and fees). A $400 non-refundable deposit is due at time of  application.

View the video from Summer 2012 

Summer 2015 Brochure


Questions? Contact the Continuing Education Office at (920) 929-1155 or

 Transfer Information:

If you'd like to know how this class will transfer to other UW schools, visit the Transfer Information System

Click on the Credit Transfer Wizards and then the Course Wizards

Department: BIO - Biology, Course Number: 298 - Special Topics in Biology

BIO 298 Registration:

The information below covers the steps that need to be completed to register for this course.

Registration is complete (and your seat on the boat is reserved) only after all of the steps below are completed. 

Step 1: Submit a Registration Form

Print and complete the Registration Form

Send the form to:

UW-Fond du Lac Continuing Education
400 University Drive
Fond du Lac, WI 54935 


Step 2: Register as a UW-Fond du Lac student

If you have questions about the online application process, contact Student Affairs (920) 929-1122.

High School Students

Register as a "High School Special" at: Apply online. Be sure to choose "High School Special" for the type of student.

Note: You will need to supply your high school transcripts as part of the registration process.

Current UW-FDL Students

You are already a UW-FDL student. No action needed. Continue at Step 4 below.

Students of Other Colleges or Adults

Register as a "Summer Special" at: Apply online. Be sure to choose "Summer Special" for the type of student.


Step 3: Set up your PRISM account

Follow these directions  to set up your PRISM account.


Step 4: Enroll in the Class

Once you have completed Steps 1 - 3 above, contact the Continuing Education Dept. (920) 929-1153 and request to be added to the class BIO 298: Special Topics in Biology.

Make sure you tell us wheter you are in the High School group or the College Student/Adult group.


Step 5: Pay the $400 deposit

Your seat on the boat is not reserved until the deposit has been paid.

Three forms of payment are accepted: check, cash, or credit card (Mastercard or Visa, add 3%, we only accept check for the deposit)

Credit Card: Pay in your PRISM account (see Step 3 above) and for help making payments view UW-FDL Website Info

Checks or Cash:

Make checks payable to: UW-FDL

Mail to (checks only):
UW-FDL Continuing Education
400 University Drive
Fond du Lac, WI 54935

Call or stop by:
Continuing Education office
Administration Building, Room AE-213
(920) 929-1153.


Step 6: Contact Continuing Education

Once you have completed Steps 1 - 4 above, contact the Continuing Education Dept. (920) 929-1153 to confirm that you are in the class and your deposit has been received.


Step 7: Final Payment

 Final payment is due by April 15. For help making payments view UW-FDL Website Info


Step 8: Forms and Information

FORMS -- Please print and complete the following forms:

Send completed forms to:
UW-FDL Continuing Education
400 University Drive
Fond du Lac, WI 54935


 INFORMATION -- Review the following information:


Step 9: Attend Pre-trip Meeting

The pre-trip meeting is scheduled for:

Dates: To be announced

Bring to the pre-trip meeting:

  • Driver's License or other picture ID that you will use at the airport (The name on this should match the name you submitted via email to the Continuing Educatin office  for the information on the plane tickets.)
  • Proof of Health Insurance (i.e. insurance card)  We will make a copy and the card will be returned to you the same day.
  • Photo of yourself (This should be a head shot and will not be returned to you.)


We are excited to share this opportunity with you and are available to answer any questions you may have.

Teri Mattek
Director of Continuing Education
UW-Fond du Lac
(920) 929-1153