SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - Mote Marine Laboratory is launching a new course called: Endless Oceans: Marine Science 101 in January. This lifelong learning course will offer 10 comprehensive, marine science classes. These beginner-to-intermediate classes will provide stimulating, science-based lessons useful for professional development, educational enrichment and developing a closer connection to our oceans.
Participants may register for the entire semester (10 classes) or individual classes. Full-time participants will be required to do an individual research project throughout the course and a presentation after the final class on March 12.
Each class will begin at 9 a.m. Lecture structure will vary by topic but will primarily consist of classroom lectures, science demonstrations and interactive activities with the 30 minutes of each course featuring a Mote researcher who will discuss their work in relation to the day's subject.
2018 Winter Classes:
Monday, Jan. 8: Introduction to Marine Science
Monday, Jan. 15: Florida Coastal Habitats
Monday, Jan. 22: Florida Marine Invertebrates
Monday, Jan. 29: Sea Turtle Ecology
Monday, Feb. 5: Florida Marine Mammals
Monday, Feb. 12: Florida Sharks & Rays
Monday, Feb. 19: Florida Fish Ecology
Monday, Feb. 26: Red Tide & Environmental Health
Monday, March 5: Coral Reefs & Ocean Acidification
Monday, March 12: Climate Change & Conservation
Cost and registration:
$30 for members & volunteers
$35 for non-members
$225 for members
$275 for non-members
Must be 18 or older to register. For more information: Mote.org/lifelonglearning