Advertisement

You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

UW-Fond du Lac's sea turtle lecture scheduled; Florida Keys course meeting planned

7:30 PM, Feb. 27, 2014  |  Comments
  • Filed Under

UW-Fond du Lac offers the following sessions for the coming week:

March 4 Leatherback Sea Turtle lecture:

The leatherback sea turtle, known as the earth's last dinosaur, will be the focus of the lecture "In Search of Leatherbacks; A Field Study in Costa Rica" at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4, in the LGI Room (UC-114) at UW-Fond du Lac, 400 University Dr.

The community is invited to this free lecture by Trish Strohfeldt, biology lecturer. Strohfeldt will lead a group of 19 students from UW-Fond du Lac and other UW schools during a study abroad class May 28 to June 5 to Costa Rica. The students in the course will be conducting a field study on the leatherbacks and helping to preserve the habitat of this endangered sea turtle.

The leatherback sea turtle is the last surviving member of its genus, Dermocheyls, and faces many obstacles to its survival.

This event is part of the Tuesday Talks lecture series on Sustainability issues at UW-Fond du Lac. For more information or driving directions, go to www.fdl.uwc.edu or call (920) 929-1100.

March 5 meeting for Florida Keys course:

The final info session will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 5 at UW-Fond du Lac for summer 2014's three-credit Biology of the Florida Keys course which can be taken by current college students, high school juniors, high school seniors and community members.

There are two trips planned. High school juniors and seniors will travel July 16-22. The trip for current college students and adults will be Aug. 6-12. Two boats are planned for each trip. The first boat for each trip is full and those interested in this course are encouraged to register now.

Special Topics in Biology: Biology of the Florida Keys Marine Environment (BIO 298) will focus on the ecology of the Keys and Southern Florida ecosystem. Major topics include invertebrate diversity, sea grass ecology, coral reef ecology and identification of reef fish, sea turtles and mangrove ecology.

Pre-course/pre-travel activities will include sea turtle stranding activity, sea turtle discussion and a sea turtle identification lab. During the trip, a typical day is spent doing two to three snorkeling field trips to various ecosystems. In addition to the field trips, students will participate in labs and lectures related to the field trips. The course instructor is Trish Strohfeldt.

The fee of $1,798 includes three credits, air travel, lodging and meals. Financial aid may be available to UW-Fond du Lac degree-seeking students. For more information, attend the information session which will be held in the Science Building, Room S-112 at UW-Fond du Lac.

RSVP for the information session via e-mail to rhonda.stucky@uwc.edu or call (920) 929-1155 for more information.

What's your take on the Packers Family Night change?

Retrieving results.
Watching practice is fine.(Your vote)
15%
573 votes
I'd rather watch a scrimmage.(Your vote)
23%
856 votes
I don't want to pay to watch practice.(Your vote)
27%
1013 votes
It doesn't matter to me.(Your vote)
34%
1271 votes

Catch up on the latest in our pregame show every game day.

Football fans

If you've ever answered "Who has the ball?" with "It's halftime," you might recognize The Airhead. Check out the characters in our cartoon gallery of oddball fans.

Special Reports

ORDER YOURS

Football fans

If you've ever answered "Who has the ball?" with "It's halftime," you might recognize The Airhead. Check out the characters in our cartoon gallery of oddball fans.

Special Reports