The time is now to enroll in a unique summer learning experience. The Ward Melville Heritage Organization and Stony Brook present Summer of Science, a marine science program for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students who will learn at a waterside, scientific laboratory right in the heart of an 88-acre wetlands preserve. Those successfully completing all course requirements can receive three undergraduate credits through Stony Brook or may take the course without credits.
Summer of Science examines one of the regions most important and threatened coastal marine environments, Long Island Sound. The course features introductory lectures on habitats such as open waters of the Sound itself, intertidal marshes, sandy/pebbly beaches, and spits found along much of the north shore of Long Island and intertidal areas that are the most visible evidence of the recent glacial history of the area. Students will gain first-hand knowledge of sanctuaries that offer shelter to the many species of marine life and bird populations.
“This is a great opportunity for students to experience the field of marine science first-hand and earn college credit before they graduate,” said William M. Wise, Associate Director of the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS).
Course instructors are advanced graduate students from SoMAS. Classes will be held at the Dr. Erwin J. Ernst Marine Conservation Center, West Meadow Creek, Stony Brook.
The course will be held during the University’s Summer Session II, from July 12 through August 12 (Monday through Thursday), 9:00 am to 1:30 pm. Tuition is $975 per student.
For registration visit www.stonybrookvillage.com or call 751-2244.