Spotlight on Science: Marine Science

Welcome to the summer short course for dipping your toes into Marine Science! This 6-week summer course is designed to introduce students to the fascinating world beneath the waves. Through engaging lessons, hands-on activities, and interactive projects, students will explore diverse marine ecosystems, learn about marine organisms, and understand the importance of conservation.

Course Objectives

  • Develop a foundational understanding of marine biology and oceanography.
  • Identify and classify various marine organisms, including fish, invertebrates, and marine mammals.
  • Explore the structure and function of marine ecosystems, such as coral reefs, estuaries, and the deep sea.
  • Understand the physical and chemical properties of seawater and their impact on marine life.
  • Investigate human impacts on marine environments and explore conservation strategies.
  • Foster curiosity and appreciation for marine life and the importance of preserving our oceans.

Who Teaches Marine Science?

Kimberly Jones holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Education (MEd) in Secondary Education from Texas State University. Currently, Kimberly is pursuing a second master’s degree in Learning Experience Design and Educational Technology, with aspirations to complete her doctorate once her youngest child graduates. Kimberly's diverse career includes military service as a medic and behavioral health specialist, transitioning to pediatric and post-partum nursing, as well as homeschooling and foster parenting. Since 2001, she has passionately taught science in homeschool co-ops while educating her own children.
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