Introduction to Marine Science Through Experiments and Art

Introduction to Marine Sciences through Experiments and Art


Course information:


Course Number:

Title: Personal Growth

Semester:  Fall 2013


Dates: October 5 – December 7

Days and Times: 

Saturdays 10:00 am – 12:45pm

Class Location: Kodiak College Science Lab KTC 130

CRN: 80195

Course Prerequisite: None

Course Co-requisite: none

Instructor information: 

Name: Switgard Duesterloh

Office: cell 907-654.9037

Phone: 907.481.3867

Fax:  907-486-1255

Office hours: by appointment                      



Course Description

  • Combines Science and Art in an interdisciplinary and complementary course
  • Provides a framework for the understanding of Marine Biology through a combination of lecture, discussion, experiments, and field trips.
  • Presents concepts in Marine Sciences through lectures, student experiments, and individual study and deepens the understanding of anatomy and habitat through creative art projects.
  • Allows individualized development of ocean literacy to a multi-facetted student population through Professional Development credits for teachers, and no-credit participation to personal development students, and allows participation of parent-student teams for interested students in grades 5-8.
  • Explores the depths of ocean life forms and their ecology as an inspiration for art and biotechnology.

Course Design:        

The course will be conducted at Kodiak College during the fall semester of 2013. Class will meet on Saturdays from  10:00 am to 12:45 pm. Optional field trips to Kodiak beaches and docks will be offered outside of regular class time. Each lesson will be divided into time for lecture, experimentation and/or art.  The course content will follow the book “Explor