We’re off on a journey where students virtually visit 5 destinations around the Pacific Rim: Micronesia, Canada, California, Mexico and Hawaii. We look at how these systems are interconnected by the great Pacific Ocean, as well as the celebrate the differences in art, culture, clothing, wildlife, and the unique marine ecosystems at each location. We delve into regional challenges and complex threats to these places that may include climate change, overfishing, increased tourism and population growth. Students explore their creativity by making a unique wooden keepsake box that reflects the places we explore. By combining marine biology, oceanography and cultural studies with the art of adventure travel, Passport to the Pacific ignites curiosity and inspires budding artists, scientists and world travelers. No experience required.
Note: This class is designed for middle school students. The Sally Ride Science Junior Academy courses are designed to inspire young adults to pursue careers in STE[+a]M.
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Course Number: WKSP-90024
Credit: 0.00 unit(s)