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AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & AP BIO PROGRAMS

Our standard MarineLab programs cover many concepts required in high school biology or marine biology courses. However, there are some more advanced groups that want to do actual research, or that are AP Biology and AP Environmental Science, and wish to delve a little deeper into subtropical/tropical marine ecology.

We have developed program components designed to complement and enhance what you may be teaching in your AP or Honors classroom. We still teach the core thread of seagrass, mangrove, and coral reef ecology, but the components are on a higher level and often incorporate service learning components by gathering data for our research partners.

You can "mix and match" both standard and advanced components, as long as we keep the core thread intact. Prices include meals, accommodations, and snorkel gear unless otherwise noted, and are subject to change. Ground transfers to Miami or Ft Lauderdale airports, bed linens, and other options are available for an additional fee.

Call 800-741-1139 for more information on our AP programs.

MarineLab Programs and AP Biology Outlines | MarineLab Programs and AP Environmental Science Outlines

 

4 day, 3 night Advanced Program (PDF)

Times are approximate. PDF Format

DAY TIME ACTIVITY
1 2 PM Arrive, orientation, swim test, gear orientation, lagoon snorkel (until 5 PM)
  7 PM DISCUSSION: Seagrass ecology with quadrats
  8 PM ACTIVITY: Water Quality
2 9 AM FIELD TRIP: Seagrass Watch Survey
  11 AM DISCUSSION: Coral Reef Ecology
  2 PM FIELD TRIP: Coral Reef/Bleachwatch
  7 PM ACTIVITY: Diversity Indexing Lab
3 9 AM FIELD TRIP: Mangrove ecology with soil sampling
  2 PM LAB: Harmful Algae Blooms with phytoplankton identification
  7 PM DISCUSSION: Field Identification of Reef Fish
  8 PM LAB: Zooplankton Identification
4 9 AM FIELD TRIP: Coral reef #2, depart after lunch

 

 

5 day, 4 night Advanced Program (PDF)

Times are approximate. PDF Format

DAY TIME ACTIVITY
1 2 PM Arrive, orientation, swim test, gear orientation, lagoon snorkel (until 5 PM)
  7 PM DISCUSSION: Seagrass ecology with quadrats
  8 PM ACTIVITY: Water Quality
2 9 AM FIELD TRIP: Seagrass Watch Survey
  11 AM DISCUSSION: Coral Reef Ecology
  2 PM FIELD TRIP: Coral Reef/Bleachwatch
  7 PM ACTIVITY: Diversity Indexing Lab
3 9 AM FIELD TRIP: Mangrove ecology with soil sampling
  2 PM FIELD TRIP: Hardbottom shoal ecology
  7 PM LAB: Sponge Spicule Identification
  8 PM DISCUSSION: Field Identification of Reef Fish
4 9 AM FIELD TRIP: Coral reef #2 with Fish Count
  2 PM LAB: Harmful Algae Blooms and phytoplankton identification
  7 PM DISCUSSION: Reef Restoration
  8 PM LAB: Zooplankton identification
5 9 AM FIELD TRIP: Reef Restoration Sites, depart after lunch