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Interpreting the History, Geology, and Ecology of Monterey Bay

Course instructor: Dr. Steve Moore, California State University, Monterey Bay Example compiled by Suzanne Savanick, Science Education Resource Center.
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This is a 2-unit Service Learning option associated with the "Special Topics: The History, Geology, and Ecology of Monterey Bay" course. Students will learn about Monterey Bay in the special topics course and will share their knowledge with K-12 grade children at local schools by participating in the Virtual Canyon Project. Students in this service learning class will team up with students in another service learning class ("Tech Tutors") and work with children to create fun and informative web-pages that will become part of the Virtual Canyon web site.

Learning Goals

This course will enable each dedicated student to:

Context for Use

Concurrent enrollment in ESSP 195: "Special Topics: History, Geology and Ecology of Monterey Bay.

Teaching Materials


Teaching Notes and Tips



See course syllabus

References and Resources



Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Geology and Geophysics, Education, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics

Resource Type

Activities, Project:Service Learning, Course Information:Goals/Syllabi

Grade Level

College Lower (13-14):Introductory Level

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