See the world from the perspective of an ocean animal, from a clownfish in a coral reef to a gray whale migrating the Pacific. Explore how various creatures survive in different marine habitats.
Marine biology will come alive as aspiring oceanographers view the world from the perspective of sea creatures great and small. Discover how these animals survive in their varied habitats.
Students will take on the role of a series of ocean dwellers: a clownfish exploring a coral reef, a leopard shark in shallow waters, a sea star in a tide pool, a gray whale migrating the Pacific, and a sea otter in a kelp forest. Class members will experience what these animals see and hear and explore how easy (or difficult) it is for them to live and thrive. To highlight what they have learned, students will create art related to topics studied.. Being Nemo offers a great way to spark students’ interest in learning more about marine biology.
What You Will Learn
Students in Elementary School: Being Nemo will:
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- Get a broad overview of the fish and other animals that live in our Ocean..
- Trace the activity of leopard sharks in shallow waters off San Diego.
- Learn about coral and investigate the life of a clownfish on a reef.
- Learn about the fluctuations of tide pools and follow the activities of a sea star through changing tides.
- Gain an understanding of migration and follow a gray whale covering huge distances in the open Ocean.
- Take a look at kelp forest ecosystems through the eyes of the sea otters that depend on them.
Note: Upon successful enrollment of a section, students will receive a confirmation email from our Student Services team. This email will include a link to an authorization form that is required to be completed within 72-hours of enrollment.
Course Number: SIO-90039
Credit: 1.50 unit(s)
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6/26/2023 - 6/30/2023
Synchronous web-based class meetings that are scheduled to meet online at published times (time/date).
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Lorrie Blackard Friet is an educator specializing in STEAM content creation. She has developed programs for San Diego Unified and Los Angeles Unified school districts as well as the San Public Library NeXT program. Lorrie is a practicing artist featured at Tower 23 Hotel in San Diego 92109. Her paintings are in collections worldwide. Passionate about the Ocean, Lorrie is the senior instructor at the San Diego Floating Lab. This program explores the wonders of the Ocean with San Diego County students and visitors from Arizona, Colorado and Mexico. She is also a board member of Spiral Pacific, a nonprofit dedicated to global marine conservation.
Early enrollment advised.
No UCSD parking permit required.
No visitors permitted.
No refunds after: 6/19/2023.
This is a live online course that does not use Canvas. Instructor will contact student 24-hours in advance of start date with Zoom information (please check email associated with STUDENT'S account - not parent's account). Students are responsible for purchasing supplies. Supply information can be found by copying the following link into the address bar on your computer or mobile device: https://go.ucsd.edu/41iDhC3
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There are no sections of this course currently scheduled. Please contact the Pre-College Programs department at 858-534-0804 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information about when this course will be offered again.