Date: Saturday, May 7, 2011
Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (includes half hour lunch)
Place: National Marine Life Center, Buzzards Bay
Cost: $60 per teacher (includes lunch)
PDP’s: 10 (through a partnership with Museum Institutes for Teaching Science, Inc.)
Course Summary: This course provides an overview of the natural history and habitats of Cape Cod and the Southcoastal region. It will include a look at the individual species morphology, physiology and behavior, as well as the conservation techniques used to protect these indigenous marine mammals and reptiles.
- Participants will gain an understanding of a marine habitat as it deals with the interrelationships between the biotic (animals) and the abiotic non-living conditions that are needed to sustain animal life.
- The group will become aware of and identify the following native marine animals: cetaceans (7-8 species); pinnipeds (4 species); reptiles (5 species) by specific features.
- Class members shall gain an awareness of local conservation efforts that are focused on native marine habitats and animals through rescue, rehabilitation and research.
- The participants shall come to understand the significance of environmental protection and problem solving in order to sustain viable populations in our marine habitats.
If you have questions, contact Kathy at 508-743-9888 x301, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note the seminar may be cancelled if we receive fewer than 10 participants.