Marine Environmental Science (section 1)

Course Dates

July 13, 2020 to July 27, 2020


Two year-long high school courses in science, and completion of grades 10, 11 or 12.

Course Description

This course is a university level course, designed for advanced high school students. Marine Environmental Science explores the diversity of coastal marine habitats and ecosystems and the tools scientists use to study them, with an emphasis on topics related to human impacts and environmental health. Fieldwork will include explorations of the rocky intertidal zone, excursions to neighboring islands to observe seal and seabird colonies, and offshore trips to learn oceanographic sampling techniques and observe whale foraging grounds. Dive into marine science this summer and earn Cornell college credit.

How does BioSM 1620 section 1 differ from BioSM 1620 section 2?

  • Different instructor: Instructor TBA (section 1) / Blaine Kopp (section 2)
  • Different dates: July 13 - July 27, 2020 (section 1) / July 27 - August 10, 2020 (section 2)

High school students examine specimens at the laboratory sea table.



Course Video

Meet high school student, Alison, as she shares her Shoals experience!


Course Full

Course Numbers

Cornell: BIOSM 1620 (3 Credits)