Note that this schedule is subject to changes. Check back frequently for updates.
Tues, Jan 22
***We will NOT meet in class on the first day! Very sorry, but I have to be out of town!
Go the Tools for Open Pedagogy page and get started with getting a domain from KSCOpen if you don’t have one already. Also, set up a twitter account (details are all on that page). We will use the #KSCMarineBio hashtag for the course, but also tag #KSCBio. If you are already set up with these items, please help a classmate who is not. If you are a twitter pro by now, tweet some ideas for what you are most looking forward to learning and doing this semester (not just the field trip, but in class). Also, read through ‘tips for creating good blog posts, creative commons and open licenses, and peruse the hypothesis website.
Thurs, Jan 24
Marine zones, properties of water. More about course structure and Hypothes.is.
Tues, Jan 29
What is coral? What are coral reefs. Pressbooks, Screencasts, and other cool tools for sharing.
Thurs, Jan 31
Reviewing some basic principles of ecology and evolution.
Feb 5 and Feb 7
Twitter chats, blog posts, hypothes.is and more. Topics decided by class.
All about Plankton: live organism lab with Dr. Scott Strong!
Make sure you have a Hypothes.is account as we will be discussing this article on Thurs, Feb 14.
Also, make sure you click the hypothes.is dialog icon after you open the link to turn on the hypothes.is annotator.
Coral Reef Fish: diversity, color, morphology, structure, function and evolution with Dr. Strong.
Reef fish reproduction and community structure.
Feb 26 and Feb 28
Major Reef Invertebrates: Poriferans and Cnidarians – live sponges, corals and more in lab!
Mar 5 and Mar 7
Major Reef Invertebrates: Annelids and Arthropods
Mar 19 and Mar 21
Major Reef Invertebrates: Molluscs, Echinoderms, Chordates
Mar 26 and Mar 28
Mangroves and Seagrasses
Apr 2 and Apr 4
Environmental Threats to Coral Reefs
Apr 9 and Apr 11
Approaches to Reef Conservation, Reef Monitoring
Apr 16 and Apr 18
Apr 23 and Apr 25
Apr 30 and May 2