What will I learn?
This course is taught by local and regional experts that will bring you hands on classroom and field trip learning opportunities. Topics will include:
Salish Sea 101 The inland sea in our backyard is home to many ecologically significant marine and nearshore species. You will dive into the biodiversity, coastal processes, ocean dynamics, and geology of this incredible feature.
Marine Biodiversity Discover what plants and creatures lie beneath the surface! You’ll learn about microscopic species all the way up to whales. We’ll explore marine habitats identification and conservation efforts surrounding our resident sea life.
Birds and the Intertidal Zone You will take a look at the various intertidal zones surrounding Kitsap. You’ll learn about invertebrates, tides, shoreline geology, birds, and how to identify these things on the beach.
Conservation & Restoration Find out how local, tribal and environmental agencies are helping protect our natural spaces and species. We will discuss volunteer opportunities, citizen science projects, and things that you can do on your own to make a difference.