Do you teach Marine Biology?
Join Global Journeys Academy for a specialized tour of Bermuda that will enrich your teaching practice in a range of courses, including SBI3U, CGR4M, and CGR4E. This will be a professional development experience like no other!
This specialized tour of Bermuda has participants stationed at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS), a facility renowned for examining the connection between the ocean and human health, climate change, marine science, and coral reef ecology. BIOS education staff, faculty, and interns will provide onsite lectures and direct a range of field trips and lab sessions to deepen your knowledge and strengthen current teaching practices.
During our 7-day workshop at BIOS, teachers will learn about the geography of Bermuda and examine local and global environmental issues related to the ocean. Lecture and fieldtrip opportunities include:
• Oceanography and Marine Science: lab and STEM activities, coral reef exploration, and low tide collection of certain species
• Gliders: an introduction to glider technology, and how these underwater robots can revolutionize ocean studies
• Island Ecology and Geology: Nonsuch Island conservation of rare and threatened species (including the Cahow) and habitats
• Scientific Exploration Past and Present: global climate initiative and AUV gliders.
Other popular lab and field programs may include:
Coral Identification Lab
A brief introduction to the reef ecosystems of Bermuda. Hands-on activities, including a hard coral skeleton ID lab and a video transect lab, are provided to engage participants in a more in-depth investigation of individual corals and reef ecosystems.
Reef Fish Lecture and Identification
An interactive lecture on the dominant reef fish species in Bermuda, including a discussion of the defining features of different families. The lecture is coupled with fish surveys during snorkel trips, with population comparisons made between various sites around the island.
Plankton Tow and Lab
An examination of the roles and importance of phytoplankton and zooplankton in marine ecosystems. Participants will join a plankton tow aboard the R/V Stommel and learn the process of net deployment and retrieval. Collected samples will be brought back to the lab for examination.
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This Program Includes:
- Round trip airfare from Toronto to Bermuda, with all transfers onsite
- Accommodation at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
- Meals: full breakfasts and dinner daily
- Complete computer, library, and lab access
- Instruction and professional development materials