Humans have been looking to the sea since the dawn of humanity. From the age of Aristotle to the modern day, humans have been recording their oceanic discoveries.
Some people ask: “Is marine biology really that important? Are marine biologists that important?” Well, yes! Did you know that a marine biologist saved our global ecosystem from DDT? How about that it was a marine biologist who first coined the term “keystone species”? And did you know that Charles Darwin was a huge fan of barnacles?
In our six-week course, we’ll combine history with science as we explore monumental marine biologists and their discoveries throughout history. From coelacanths to SCUBA, there’s lots to learn! Primary resources will be provided in the classroom for students to explore.
History is being made every second! At the end of our course, students will have an opportunity to research and present about a modern-day marine biologist in an optional presentation.
Brush up on your histor-sea this summer!