get college credit for the AIO advanced marine science camp program
AIO is proud to partner with the University of Maine Machias (UMM) to offer up to 22 rising juniors and seniors attending the first advanced session (July 7-19, 2013) of AIO the opportunity to earn 4 college credits through UMM's Early College program.
This course is an interdisciplinary, hands-on introduction to oceanography. The schedule consists of several field-based lessons in oceanography, formal lectures and laboratory exercises. Students will use a variety of biological, physical and chemical sampling techniques to study coastal and nearshore ecosystems. These will include rocky intertidal zones, beach deposits and Somes Sound. Lecture topics include biological, geological, physical and chemical oceanography. Laboratory exercises will focus on specific topics such as the anatomy of chondrichthyes (sharks) and echinoderm development. Students taking the session for credit will be required to complete additional course work along with a final exam. This is a graded course and, generally, a C- or higher is transferrable. Upon course completion, transcripts can be requested from UMM.
Please note: this session is now full but is still taking wait list names. Wait list Registrations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis with the AIO registration.
• There is an additional $100 registration fee, payable to AIO, with the submission of the UMM forms which will be included in your registration packet.
• UMM will send a separate bill for the cost of the 4 credits and the Early College program registration fee, which is estimated at $504.
Of Additional Interest...
You may also be interested in a scholarship to College of the Atlantic (COA). Any student who has attended AIO and is admitted to College of the Atlantic (COA) will receive a scholarship of $10,000 per year for up to four years.