Olympic Invertebrates

Summer 2017 quarter (Second Session)

Taught by

invertebrate physiology, marine science
  • UG

Evergreen's proximity to diverse natural landscapes provides a unique opportunity to study invertebrate organisms in terrestrial and aquatic environments.  In this program, students will examine the taxonomy, morphology, and ecology of insects and marine invertebrates to enhance their understanding of biodiversity among animals.   

Each class session includes outdoor fieldwork in various ecosystems near the Evergreen campus.  We will keep illustrated field notebooks, emphasizing the importance of careful observation of morphology and behavior as learning and identification tools.  In the lab, students will practice microscopy techniques and develop skills in museum specimen curation by preserving, labeling, and presenting specimens in displays and museum drawers.  Specimens collected during the program will be used to supplement the college's teaching collection. 

There will be a mandatory 6-day field trip to the Olympic Peninsula August 18-23.

Program Details

Fields of Study

biology ecology environmental studies marine science

Quarters

Summer Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location

Olympia

Time Offered

Day and Weekend

Additional Schedule Details

Class meets Saturdays August 5, 12, & 26, 9am-5pm.  Optional lab day August 26.

There will be a mandatory 6-day field trip to the Olympic Peninsula August 18-23.

Online Learning

Hybrid Online Learning < 25% Delivered Online

Fees

$200 fee for overnight trip expenses