The new ZooBot class arrived yesterday as the spring quarter gets rolling. Most of the students are from the University of Washington, but we also have visitors from Minnesota, Arizona and Taiwan. Students will take two courses, Marine Botany and Marine Zoology, in addition to undertaking an original research project as part of the apprenticeship program. The ZooBot quarter provides a combination of lecture, lab and field work for students as they explore the biology surrounding San Juan Island. Importantly, our students will also spend time at local schools sharing what they have learned with younger students in an effort to provide scientific outreach.
So, check back regularly to read updates from the world of these marine biologists.