A logical, entertaining, easy to understand introduction to marine biology for people who love the ocean and want to learn more about it but aren’t scientists.
Marine biology is the study of life in the ocean. This ongoing, hands-on weekly course for adults and students, focus on the many wondrous animals, from plankton to whales, that call the ocean home. You will learn about their amazing behaviors and adaptations for life in the sea.
Plankton: Diatoms to Dinoflagellates
The Invertebrates: Arthropods to Zooanthids
The Vertebrates: Nemo to Shamu
Marine Environments: Coral Reefs, Wetlands, Sandy and Rocky Shores, Tidepools, the Open Ocean
Classes are small, lively, and include field trips.
Your instructor is marine biologist Barbara Whitman, a SeaGrant Marine Educator of the Year, who has over 35 years experience teaching and researching marine life in the temperate and tropical Atlantic, the Caribbean, and Hawaii.
Location: Makaha, Oahu
Cost: Your first class is always free. Special Introductory Rate: classes are $15 each.
Time: Saturdays 10-11:30 a.m.