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A three-credit biology course offered this summer through UW-Fox Valley Continuing Education includes travel to the Florida Keys Aug. 10-16.

“Biology of the Florida Keys Marine Environment” (BIO 298) will focus on the ecology of the Keys and the Southern Florida ecosystem. Major topics will include: invertebrate diversity, sea grass ecology, coral reef ecology, and identification of reef fish, sea turtles and mangrove ecology. A typical day is spent doing two to three snorkeling field trips to various ecosystems. Students will also participate in labs and lectures related to the field trips.

The course can be taken by current college students, high school juniors and seniors, and community members. The instructor is Dr. Richard Hein, UW-Manitowoc professor of biological sciences. There are required pre-course/pre- travel activities and financial aid may be available for degree-seeking students.

More information can be found online at Email by March 30 to register, or for more information contact Suzanne Lawrence at (920) 683-4702 or


Suzanne Lawrence