URI Narragansett Bay Classroom Offers Coastal Ecosystem
Summer Course for Teachers
Narragansett, R.I. -- June 7, 2000 -- The URI Narragansett Bay Classroom
at the Graduate School of Oceanography is offering an exciting new course
for teachers who want to experience exploring coastal environments first-hand
and gain valuable insight on how to incorporate coastal ecology into their
"Coastal Ecosystem Exploration" will be held on three consecutive
Mondays, July 10, 17, and 24. The July 10 and 24 class will meet from 9
a.m. to 2 p.m., and the July 17 class will meet from noon to 5 p.m. For
each meeting, teachers will participate in a classroom session at South
Laboratory on the Narragansett Bay Campus and then travel to a field location.
Led by URI Outreach Scientists, participants will learn about the plants
and animals that live in a Rhode Island salt marsh, explore a coastal pond
ecosystem aboard a coastal vessel, and examine the unique creatures that
reside in a tide pool.
The cost for taking "Coastal Ecosystem Exploration" is $120
per person. A for-credit option to earn graduate credits to satisfy Rhode
Island teacher certification requirements is also available. For further
information about the for-credit option, course content, or registration
procedures, call URI's Office of Marine Programs at 401-874-6211.
Contact: Lisa Cugini, 874-6642, firstname.lastname@example.org