Marine Environmental Science Section 1

Course Dates

July 3, 2023 to July 17, 2023


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

Course Description

MES night cruise
MES students on an evening sampling cruise.

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. Virtual 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.




Kevin McGann:

Kevin specializes in marine ecology, estuarine oceanography, quantitate ecology and geospatial analytics. He comes to Shoals Marine Laboratory with extensive experience working both in the field and at the lab bench, most recently working in Dr. Lasley-Rasher's lab on a project that included the quantification and identification of zooplankton across different estuaries in Maine. Kevin's current research is focused on understanding how marine food webs are responding to anthropogenic threats that include overfishing and climate change. Kevin also has extensive experience as an educator, having previously taught at the elementary and middle school level. Kevin is currently an adjunct faculty in the University of Southern Maine's Department of Biological Sciences.



Course Numbers

Cornell: BIOSM 1620 (3 Credits)