Marine Environmental Science (section 1)

Course Dates

July 1, 2019 to July 15, 2019


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: TBA (section 1) / Dr. Kylla Benes (section 2)
  • Different dates: July 1 - July 15, 2019 (section 1) / July 15 - July 29, 2019 (section 2)

High school students examine specimens at the laboratory sea table.




Rebecca Gladych, M.S.:

Rebecca has been teaching high school students about marine science for 10 years. She teaches at the innovative Aquaculture High School in Bridgeport, CT. The Aquaculture High School is a Science and Technology Education Center that provides students with a unique opportunity to learn about aquaculture through a curiculum developed in collaboration with the local Bridgeport public school system, local and state government agencies and local industry. In her classes, Rebecca provides students with hands-on learning opportunities in local fish hatcheries as well as time out on the school's research vessel the R/V Catherine Moore learning how to sample plankton, collect water samples, and run fish trawls.

Prior to starting her career at the Aquaculture School, Rebecca conducted her graduate work at the University of Connecticut, researching marine algae and the population dynamics of an invasive algae, Grateloupia turuturu, within Long Island Sound.

Course Video

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



Course Numbers

Cornell: BIOSM 1620 (3 Credits)