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Marine Biology Ocean Explorers Club (1 X Week)

Science & Nature

Coral Reef Ecology FLEX | (Marine Biology)

In this four week course, learners will learn the ins and outs of coral reef ecology, from symbiotic relationships in the reef to the life cycle of the coral themselves. Let's dive in!
Allie Wilson, MAT
279 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 13 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does a "Flex" course work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Sun, Sep 25

Sep 25 – Oct 23 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time
1 learner enrolled
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Class Experience

After four weeks, students will be able to...
1) Describe coral as organisms and how many individual corals can form a reef
2) Describe the relationships between animals that allow the ecosystem to thrive
3) Describe the wide variety of reefs and corals
4) Describe and identify several animals that live on the reef
5) Explain ways that we can protect reef ecosystems
I have a Bachelor's degree in Biology and a Master's degree in teaching science, including zoology. In the past, I have worked in an aquarium with marine animals.
Each week, there will be a short quiz for students to complete to test their knowledge. Additional tasks and supplemental materials will be shared in the classroom for students to read, watch, and complete, as desired. Students will be encouraged to join in weekly discussion with classmates (pending section enrollment)!
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Climate change is briefly covered as a threat to marine ecosystems. Parasites are discussed and some mild photos are shown. I'm happy to share these if you would like to see in advance for any sensitive learners.


Allie Wilson, MAT
Lives in the United States
Pink-haired science teacher. Former critter wrangler. Love teaching kids that #WeirdAnimalsMatter.
279 total reviews
269 completed classes

About Me

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Hi! I'm Allie. I'm a science teacher from Arkansas and I LOVE animals, zoology, and biology. I teach at Outschool because,... 
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