7th Grade Marine Science Curriculum

St. Johns County School District
MARINE SCIENCE PROGRAM

MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM
(students entering the 7th grade in August of 2019)

TWO WEEK SESSIONS:
May 29 to June 7
June 10 to June 20
June 24 to July 3
(Note: The program will  run on some Fridays, please check each date carefully) 

Students are assigned to small classes of approximately 12-14 students by grade level. Each class rotates to another instructor every two days. To accommodate the large number of students applying to the program and still keep class sizes small, we will have two seventh grade groups, A and B. Each group will do identical activities but on different days with different instructors.

FIRST ROTATION:

FISH BIOLOGY, SALTWATER FISH MANAGEMENT, WINDSURFING AND SAILING SKILLS AND SAFETY

 

SECOND ROTATION:

SALT MARSH ECOLOGY, KAYAKING SKILLS AND SAFETY, FISH BIOLOGY II, SEAFOOD PREPARATION

 

THIRD ROTATION:

FLORIDA’S AQUIFER SYSTEM, SNORKELING SKILLS AND SAFETY, COASTAL DUNE ECOLOGY

 

FOURTH ROTATION:

FRESH WATER ECOLOGY, CPR CERTIFICATION

 

ALL CLASSES:

Students will develop skills for using various marine ecology instruments and tools such as: hydrometer, secchi disk, Kemmerer water sampling bottle, water quality test kits, dissolved oxygen kits, Ponar grab sampler, YSI flow meter, plankton nets, pH meters, cast and seine nets, plant presses, handheld GPS units, and quadrate sampling equipment.