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Parents, high school students and college students can learn more about UW-Fond du Lac’s three-credit summer biology course which includes travel to the Florida Keys during an information session, 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14 in Room A-210, 400 University Dr.

In the Biology of the Florida Keys Marine Environment (BIO 298) course, students will experience first-hand the ecosystem of the Florida Keys. They will participate in seven days of snorkeling, field trips, lab activities, fieldwork and discussions at Marine Lab in Key Largo, Fla., located on the Atlantic Ocean side on Largo Sound. The course focuses on the mangroves, sea grasses and the coral reef.

Students complete an online orientation, course assignments and an in person orientation prior to the travel portion of the course. The instructor is Trish Strohfeldt, UW-Fond du Lac biology instructor.

New this summer is a separate section for high school juniors and seniors with travel to Key Largo July 17-23. The travel portion for college students in the course is Aug. 7-13.

Space is limited in this course. The fee of $1,798 includes three credits, air travel, lodging and meals. Financial aid may be available to UW-Fond du Lac degree seeking students.

To learn more, attend the information session, visit the website or call UW-Fond du Lac Continuing Education at (920) 929-1155.


Laurie Krasin