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A Watery World | Oceanography & Marine Science

Over 8 meetings, we'll discuss the amazing creatures we find in marine environments like the antarctic, coral reefs, and the deep sea. Students will explore the relationship between our Earth's oceans and life in the seas
Tom Durrant
312 total reviews for this teacher
13 reviews for this class
Completed by 73 learners
50 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 8 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Thu Sep 8

Sep 8 - Oct 27 (8 weeks)
3pm - 3:50pm

Fri Sep 9

Sep 9 - Oct 28 (8 weeks)
2pm - 2:50pm

Fri Sep 30

Sep 30 - Nov 18 (8 weeks)
7pm - 7:50pm
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Student will learn foundational atmospheric science, oceanography, & marine life science. Students will learn how to make observations and draw connections between the oceans forces and the evolution and behavior of marine life. 
Students will learn the geological history of the oceans of planet Earth. We will discuss the evidence for anthropogenic climate change, and explore the effects of climate change events in the earths history. Students will study the species who lived through extinctions and  observe the affects of extinction on changes to ocean life.
With a bachelor's in Environmental Science & Policy from Florida State University, a certificate degree in Urban & Regional Planning, and a minor in Geology, I have studied oceanography, climate science, and marine biology extensively. As a diver and fisherman I have seen first hand a wide variety of wildlife and ocean environments.
In between each meeting students will have bonus content shared in the classroom. This might be an interesting short video or current event article regarding our oceans. This activity is always optional, but aims to support the interests expressed by learners in each class.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Learners are assessed by informal assessment. Students who show understanding of the course content, remain engaged, participate in class discussions, and ask questions will be assessed to have successfully completed the course.

If your learner has special assessment requirements please reach out before the start of the course. We are happy to work with the needs of parents, organizers, charter schools, and homeschooling programs.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Tom DurrantConnecting learners to the nature of their worlds
312 total reviews
223 completed classes

About Me

Hello Outschoolers!

I've spent the better part of the past decade teaching young learners and adults. Here on Outschool I hope to guide students as they understand the natural environment and the human experience, through the lens of... 
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