Students in this intensive will study the components of the marine ecosystem in Kachemak Bay (near Homer). The focus will be to gain insight into the interdependence, diversity, form and function of marine invertebrates algae, plants and protists of coastal zones. Applying their experiential knowledge, students will create artistic and scientific projects to be published to a website and for the Polaris Hallways.
Activities include three days and nights exploring intertidal areas and coastal forest at the Center for Coastal Studies and a trip to the Kasitsna Bay lab in Jackalof Bay. We will be hiking, camping and sleeping on floors in semi-rugged and rugged environments; appropriate clothing (rain gear, knee boots) is required. Our traveling dates are from the 21st-24th of August (leaving the first day of school and returning Saturday evening). There will be no school for students on Monday, August 26th.
There is a mandatory meeting before school starts on Wednesday, August 14th at 5:00 pm to prepare for the trip. More information to come at registration.
Teachers: Mindi, Andrea, and Bryan
Course Credit: Life Science
Elective Zangle #: H2305Qalt (to be confirmed by fall)
Homework and Reminders
Project A: Watercolor and Nature Writing
Due at 8:30am 8/28: 1st draft of your 200-500 word nature writing composition. This can be hand written or typed, but it must be double spaced.
Project B: Independent Publication
Due at 10:30am 8/28: Journal Entry 7 should include the following:
1. Due dates for 1st, 2nd, and final drafts. Final draft due dates must be set for Friday afternoon, unless approved by Bryan or Mindi.
2. Clarify your audience, purpose, and context
3. List your research resources and important contacts
Reminder: We are meeting in Bryan's room on Wednesday morning for our watercoloring session with Jody.