The Biology, Chemistry, and Geology of the Ocean

Each class has reading, hands-on labs and activities, and video suggestions in addition to the LIVE classes taught by Blair Lee.


Meets Every Tuesday, 9/14 - 12/21 for 14-weeks at 12 pm PST


September 14, 21, 28

October 5, 12, 19, 26

November 9, 16, 23, 30

(November 2 we have off)

December 7, 14, 21

Sessions will be taped for those who are unable to attend.


Weekly Topics


Week 1 – Chemistry of Salt Water

Week 2 – Evolutionary History of Ocean Organisms

Week 3 - Ocean Geography

Week 4 - Microscopic Ocean

Week 5 - Tropical Communities

Week 6 - Estuaries & Salt Marshes

Week 7 - Optional: Presentation

There is a 1-week break between weeks 7 and 8.

Week 8 - Subtidal Ecosystems

Week 9 - Intertidal Ecology

Week 10 - Ocean Forests

Week 11 - Open Ocean

Week 12 - Ecosystems under Pressure

Week 13 - Human Impacts

Week 14 - Optional: Presentation

This course is closed for enrollment.