Students will visit a marine aquarium of their choice and explore the biology/ecology/conservation of common marine species. Students are requested to focus on one of the three major groups (invertebrates, fish, or other vertebrates) and explore their natural history, adaptations, conservation status and ecological importance.
a. Student will gain a better understanding of the importance of aquariums and aquatic parks as a resource for teaching about the biology, ecology and conservation of marine species.
b. Student will research and prepare an essay related to the biology, ecology and conservation of common marine species focusing on a topic of general interest to them and their students.
c. Student will gain an increased understanding that many marine species are endangered from over fishing, pollution, and habitat destruction and species commonly consumed today may no longer be available in the near future.
d. Student will learn about the natural history and biology of common marine life.
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