2015 Summer Teacher Workshops

Teachers at Rodriguez EcoDivers

Join MarineLab's biologist/instructors in an exploration of the marine communities in the Upper Keys. Days are spent aboard our boats, snorkeling or diving the seagrasses, mangroves, and coral reefs protected by the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Everglades National Park and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. All workshops are content oriented and are designed for the middle and high school science teacher. Recharge your batteries, get excited about using marine science in YOUR curriculum, and get continuing education points at the same time!

Workshop fees are all-inclusive except for transportation to MarineLab: meals, accommodations, field trips, evening activities, and snorkel gear are all provided. How do I get there? Read what teachers have to say about our workshops!

To enroll, complete the registration/waiver form (links below) and the deposit/enrollment form and send to MarineLab with your deposit. If you have any questions, contact tws@marinelab.org.


July 27 - 31, 2015

This program focuses on the basics of the marine ecology of the Upper Keys. Introductory discussions provide background on concepts and species that will be encountered, following by field trips to the seagrass, mangrove, and coral reef communities. Additional field trips to other marine communities and a brief look at restoration efforts on the coral reef are included. Participants should be comfortable in the water, but need not be experienced swimmers or snorkelers.

Cost $450 per person. Fee includes all snorkeling field trips, evening programs, snorkel gear, meals and accommodations. Continuing education points available at no cost. REGISTER | Objectives | Registration/Waiver Form | Itinerary


July 27 - 31, 2015

This program takes our Coastal Marine Ecology program a step further. Various field research methods and techniques are taught and practiced during the snorkeling field trips. The AP Water Quality Lab and Diversity Indexing Lab, advanced coral reef ecology with Bleachwatch, seagrass ecology with quadrats, mangrove ecology with soil analysis, and the Great Annual Fish Count are all part of this advanced program. Teachers receive a content binder with background information on all field trip topics.

Cost $450 per person. Fee includes all snorkeling field trips, evening programs, snorkel gear, meals and accommodations. Continuing education points available at no cost. Deposit/Enrollment Form | Objectives | Registration/Waiver Form | Itinerary


July 23-27, 2015

For SCUBA certified teachers with excellent buoyancy skills only! The Reef Check Eco Diver certification includes instruction in a research technique widely recognized and used in Reef Check research programs in the Caribbean. In addition, teachers participate in the Reef Environmental Education Foundation's Fish Count surveys. Lots of dives, lots of info! Succesful completion of this course gets you the Reef Check Eco Diver Certification. PLEASE NOTE: You may be required to get a physical before participating in this intensive SCUBA program if you have certain medical conditions.

Cost $800 per person. Fee includes all snorkeling and dive, evening programs, tanks and weights, certification card, meals and accommodations. BC and regulator available for a rental fee. Continuing education points available at no cost.Deposit/Enrollment Form | Registration/Waiver Form | Itinerary


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