An info session will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at UW-Fond du Lac for summer 2014’s three-credit Biology of the Florida Keys course which can be taken by current college students, high school juniors, high school seniors and community members.
There are two trips planned. High school juniors and seniors will travel July 16-22. The trip for current college students and adults will be Aug. 6-12.
Special Topics in Biology: Biology of the Florida Keys Marine Environment (BIO 298) will focus on the ecology of the Keys and Southern Florida ecosystem. Major topics include invertebrate diversity, sea grass ecology, coral reef ecology and identification of reef fish, sea turtles and mangrove ecology.
Pre-course/pre-travel activities will include sea turtle stranding activity, sea turtle discussion and a sea turtle identification lab. During the trip, a typical day is spent doing two to three snorkeling field trips to various ecosystems. In addition to the field trips, students will participate in labs and lectures related to the field trips. The course instructor is Trish Strohfeldt.
The fee of $1,798 includes three credits, air travel, lodging and meals. Financial aid may be available to UW-Fond du Lac degree-seeking students. For more information, attend the information session which will be held in the Science Building, Room S-112 at UW-Fond du Lac. Please RSVP for the information session via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.