Marine Biology

  Scheduled Events for Today:

9:30 – Trip to John Pennekamp State Park

2:30 – Beach time at JPSP

5:15 – Supper at Island Grill Restaurant

9:00 – Excursion to the Rocky Coast for GC eating group and any other students who have not yet gone


 John Pennekamp Excursion:

  1. All first-year students will be on this excursion.
  2. Pack a sack lunch at breakfast.
  3. We will leave by 9:30 a.m.  Board the bus prior to this departure time.
  4. We will arrive at JPSP by 11:00 a.m. and eat lunch before boarding the boat.
  5. The boat leaves for the coral reef at 12:00.
  6. If you are prone to motion sickness, take Dramamine.
  7. After the boat returns, there will be time on the beach.
  8. We will go directly from JPSP to the restaurant, so take whatever you need to get cleaned up.  There are showers at JPSP, but probably not enough to accommodate everyone in a group this size.
  9. You will need money for the meal.  There is also a snack shop and gift shop at JPSP if you are still wanting souvenirs. 


General Announcements:

  1. When working at the GC facility, please be sure to clean up after yourself.
  2. Supper is at the Island Grill in Key Largo. 


 Keeping Pace with Your Work:

  1. Check the board outside of 110 and the GC building for today’s list.
  2. Four-Five habitat profiles – GMF, Mangroves, Human-made, Coral reef, (Rocky Coast)
  3. Five seminar worksheets should be completed – Porifera, Cnidaria, Molluska, Annelida, Echinodermata
  4. 4-5 Ecological profiles completed (in addition to the one completed in Goshen)
  5. All algae classifications
  6. All water quality work (except for BOD & WQI)
  7. Group project should be well underway.


Chaperone reminders:

  • John Pennekamp leaders:  Harl, Borger, Wolf
  • Dry Tortugas leaders:  Holsopple, Mertz, Richards
  • Photographers:  Calla Gillins, Linea Richards, Ally Uhey, Angela Studebaker, PJ Wolf, Amy Patrick, Dottie Kauffmann, Chad Weaver, Ashley Smucker
  • Evening tutoring at GC:  Wolf
  • Night duty:  Harl, Gingerich’s