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Maymester at the USC Wrigley Marine Science Institute on Catalina Island


Dates:  May-June, 2015


Lab Fee: $200

The purpose of this experience is to introduce students to laboratory and field skills in Marine Biology and Oceanography.  During the semester, students will pair scientific methodology in the context of global environmental issues (human impacts on coastal environments, watershed interactions, future challenges).  Students build on their previous educational experiences and get focused training in interdisciplinary science methodology, writing and oral presentations. The class will focus on interdisciplinary approaches and teamwork to learn a better understanding of the complexities of understanding ocean function and implementing ecosystem management strategies in a real landscape.

Regular transportation to island is provided by a USC boat at no cost, so students can return to the mainland on weekends if needed.  


For information contact Dr. Wiebke Ziebis at or Dr. Karla Heidelberg at (Phone: 310.510.4038).