Teaching at Shoals

Course Proposals

If you are interested in offering a class at SML during summertime please discuss ideas for proposed courses with the Associate Director, Dr. David Buck, as soon as possible, and send a written proposal in the format provided no later than September 1st of the year prior to the summer you would like the course to be considered as part of our curriculum.

How to propose a course

Course Enrollment Updates

For information about registrations and deposits for your course, please contact us at shoals.lab@unh.edu.

Request Course Materials and Supplies

  • Contact the Lab Coordinator at least one month before the start of your course to request supplies and materials.
  • Contact the Lab Manager to review available inventory in the off-season.
  • SML provides a small library for course use: View Library Catalog

Course Evaluations

  • All academic courses are evaluated by students online at the conclusion of each course.
  • Faculty should set aside time for students to complete evaluations before students depart Appledore Island.
  • To make a new course evaluation or to revise a previous one, meet with Dr. David Buck on-island at least 3 days before your course ends.
  • Contact shoals.lab@unh.edu for archived course evaluations.

Teaching for Research

To support the research of our teaching faculty, we are offering you one free day of room and board for your personal research purposes in exchange for every three days you are paid to teach a SML course. Please click here for more information.

Faculty Resources


Faculty are the heart and soul of Shoals Marine Laboratory!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Past Faculty Spotlights

Dr. Kathy Ann Miller 

Dr. Kathy Ann Miller (UC Berkeley), Intertidal Ecology Internship research mentor

Dr. David Bonter

Dr. David Bonter (Cornell), Field Ornithology faculty, with SML alums Sarah and Luke!

Dr. Gregg Moore

 Dr. Gregg Moore (UNH), Coastal Habitat Field Research Methods faculty