Camden Hills Regional High School

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Advanced Marine Ecology

This course has been designed with the University of Maine at Machias (UMM) to give students an authentic field experience in marine biology.  It is designed around a 10-day summer visit to UMM where students work directly with University faculty to conduct manipulative field studies.  Students form teams to discover ecological relationships in multiple habits, including marsh, rocky intertidal, and mud flat ecosystems.  An emphasis will be placed on investigating core ecological concepts such as Adaptation, Diversity, Energy Flow, and Behavior.  Upon completion of the summer field component, students enroll in a Fall semester class at CHRHS to conduct literature reviews, analyze data, and develop a formal research paper and presentation.  Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded 3 college credits from the University of Maine at Machias in addition to the 1 CHRHS credit earned.