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Marine Discovery Outreach Program (Flandrau Science Center on the UA Campus)

Program Director: Dr. Katrina Mangin

Reservations begin on the first Monday of August for the Fall Semester: To book your class for a workshop, call the Flandrau Science Center at 520-621-4516

  • Requested Donation: $5.00 per student
  • Minimum students: 16, Maximum Students: 32
  • Workshops are held on the University of Arizona campus in the Flandrau Science Center Discovery Room, Tuesdays-Fridays, 9-11:50

Marine Discovery workshop stations are hands-on, activity-based laboratory programs which provide students with the opportunity to work with live marine animals and teaching specimens. Students are exposed to living and preserved organisms found in the Gulf of California and gain a general understanding of the scientific relationships between them. Marine Discovery is offered through the Dept of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona.

Program Goals

  • To encourage students to "think like scientists" using their observational, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • To introduce students to the marine environment, especially the Gulf of California, Tucson's near-by ocean.
  • To encourage higher education by allowing interaction with university students

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General Workshop Set-up
Each workshop lasts approximately 2.5-3.0 hours and is organized as follows:

  • Students are introduced to the day's activities, laboratory procedures and the undergraduates who teach the workshops, and are divided into 4 groups of 6-8.
  • Students participate in five stations (20-25 minutes each).
  • The stations are facilitated by University of Arizona undergraduates (science and education majors).
  • Many classes choose to eat lunch on the UA Mall
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The University of Arizona
Marine Discovery Contact: Dr. Katrina Mangin

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Updated August 19, 2010