Think Critically. Conduct Field Research. Dive Deep into Science!

Join Dr. Andrea Dell'Apa, a professional marine scientist and conservation expert, for a fun-filled, exciting, and hands-on exploration of high school level marine biology! Our high schoolers will leave with an understanding and appreciation of key marine biology and marine science concepts, ideas, and processes in coastal and marine environments. Throughout the 12 week semester, students will partake in several lab experiments or demonstrations, hands-on activities, and field work. Students get out of the classroom and into the field, learning while exploring the coastline, gathering samples on kayaks, making observations from stand up paddle boards, and testing hypotheses in tide pools. Concepts come to life as students experience science in the field, allowing their inquiries to drive their learning and working as a team of young scientists to explore the natural world.

In this class, we will cover topics such as the physical, chemical, and geological aspects of the ocean, the diversity of marine organisms that live in it, the coastal and marine ecosystems that support and regulate this diversity, and the ecology that describes the relationships between these organisms and their environments. Throughout the course, students will develop their critical thinking and reasoning, and they will understand how to apply the scientific approach to try to solve some of the most urgent environmental concerns for our oceans, as well as considering what we need to do to preserve life in the ocean.

This is our first year offering a high school level science course and would love to know if you are interested in participating! If your high schooler would like to take Marine Biology with our Discovery Leaders, please email us! We are hoping to offer this course in the Spring of 2020.

Instructor: Dr. Andrea Dell’Apa and Alexis Rodriguez

Classes will meet twice a week for the full semester
Grade Guidelines: 9th - 12th grade
Cost: $650 for 12 weeks (24 classes) / $35 drop-in

Enrollment: minimum 7 students / maximum 14 students
Note: If you will be using a school voucher for class payment you can still register your child using our system.
What to bring/wear: swimwear, sunscreen, hat, towel, water, and snacks.

Class Location: The Marine Innovation Hub - 1021 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277