Marine Science

Marine Science 

River Mill Academy - Fall 2019
Pauline Johnson (pjohnson@rivermill-academy.org) 
 
Course Description:
In this course, students will be presented with concepts of marine science that will build upon concepts learned in earth science and biology. The units of study will include Phase I: Understanding the Ocean and Its Processes, Phase II: Research and Analysis – Interpreting Satellite Imagery and Analyzing Animal Movements and Phase III: Understanding Human Impacts on the Ocean.  Students will learn through a variety of methods including reading, lecture, media, discussion, critical thinking activities
and laboratory work.    
 
Textbook: 
Marine Science: The Dynamic Ocean 
(Authored by Meghan E. Marrero, Ed.D & Glen Schuster, M.S.) 


Coastal Marine Science Field Trip
*Students meet at  school 4:15 am, Friday November 15th
*Departing at 4:30 am

What to pack?

Sunscreen, bug repellent, comfortable shoes, shoes that may get wet, layers of clothing for warm and cool weather, camera or cell phone, toiletries, shower shoes, personal pillow & blanket (linens are provided by Duke University), money for souvenirs. Students are welcome to bring their own science tools like buckets and nets; however, group materials we be provided for exploration. 

 

Departure and Arrival:

4:15am – Friday, November 15th                Meet at the River Mill Academy

4:30am – Friday, November 15th                Depart from the school and travel to NC Aquarium

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12:30 – 1:00pm – Sunday, November 17th             ETA to return to River Mill Academy