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-Only 18 spots!: August 10-16, 2016 (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: $1949 (includes all travel-from Milwaukee, lodging, meals (except two on Sunday), tuition and fees). A $400 non-refundable deposit is due at time of  application.


View the video from Summer 2012 

Summer 2016 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 and Required Forms

Print and complete the Registration Form

All students must accept and agree to the Terms and Conditions/Credit Agreement (TAC) prior to enrollment each semester.

Please print, complete,and return the TAC with the other required forms below (step 8). Your registration is not complete until all information is received.

TAC for Adults

TAC for Minors

FORMS -- Please print and complete the following forms:

Submit the forms and docs to:

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

Pay the $400.00 non-refundable deposit
Your seat on the boat is not reserved until the deposit has been paid.

Two forms of payment are accepted: check or cash ( do not send cash through the mail)

Checks or Cash:

Make checks payable to: UW- Colleges

DEPOSIT ONLY (Final Payment information can be found in STEP 5)
Mail DEPOSIT 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 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: Final Payment

 Final payment is due by May 15.  

Payment Options

You may pay your tuition and fees by sending a personal check, cashier's check, money order, or EdVest check to the Bursar's Office located at 780 Regent Street, Madison WI 53715-2635.

Holds are removed from accounts manually when accounts become delinquent.  The method of payment dictates how long the wait will be.  Payment through electronic methods will require 7 business days for complete processing.  A personal check will require 14 business days for processing.

Online Payments

Credit card and web check payments are accepted online through PRISM. There is a 2.5% convenience fee for credit card/debit card payments.

To make a payment or view your account visit PRISM.

How to Make Self Service Payments


Step 6: Review the Following Information

Step 7: Attend Pre-trip Meeting

The pre-trip meeting is scheduled for:

Date: TBD

Bring to the pre-trip meeting:

  • Driver's License or other picture ID that you will use at the airport (The ID should match the ID you submitted to the Continuing Educatin office for the information on the plane ticket.)
  • Any paperwork you have not yet submitted
  • 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.