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Marine Discovery Handbook

Marine Discovery University of Arizona

The Marine Discovery handbook provides resources and information in PDF format that you may download and use for learning about marine life. The materials in this handbook are used for instructing and guiding the activities of the Marine Discovery lab field trip and outreach program. All PDF files linked to from this page are copyright Marine Discovery, University of Arizona.

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Collection: Marine Discovery at the University of Arizona

Marine Discovery is a public outreach program that involves college, elementary and middle school students in an inquiry based and hands-on learning experience. During lab station activities, students have the opportunity to work with live marine animals and teaching specimens. Students are exposed to living and preserved organisms found in the Gulf of California and gain a general understanding of the scientific relationships between them. Student knowledge and interest in ocean life is enriched, and younger students have the opportunity to interact with other, more expert learners.

The Marine Discovery Program is offered through the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona, with funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Undergraduate students teach third through eighth grade students about the Gulf of California and the ocean in general during a field trip to the UA campus. Visit the Marine Discovery website to see a schedule and find out about bringing your class to the Marine Discovery field trip.

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Marine Discovery University of Arizona
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, at the University of Arizona

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