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1 Spring 2015 OCN 201L

2 Michelle Smith Email: Instructor: Contact Information:

3 Syllabus Schedule Assignments Handouts Class Web Sites:

4 Lab: Section 24393 Friday 8:30-11:20 Bldg 5, R108 Lab Time & Location

5 Bld 5, R108 F 11:20-11:50 or by apt

6 General Objectives Make you excellent observers Develop life-long habits which will help you understanding how you fit into and impact society Learn how to apply the “scientific method” to common oceanographic problems Discover key community resources

7 Strategy Active learning –Collect your own data –Analyze data & compare with other data –Interpret through synthesis Considerable work outside lab

8 Lab Topics Deep Sea Features Ocean & Atmosphere Circulation Ocean Conveyor Belt Sediment Plankton Ocean Critter ID

9 Lab Topics MPA’s, Fisheries & Fish Ponds Ocean Acidification Marine Debris Tsunamis

10 Field Excursions Pacific Tsunami Warning Center Waikiki Aquarium Fish Auction Waihe’e Tunnel

11 Speak with scientist who monitor Hawaii Learn about the causes of tsunamis

12 Sign waver Be on time Free to students during assigned time If you can’t make it on assigned day then you can attend another time, but must pay admission fee ($6) Plan on being there for 2 hours

13 Sign waver Be on time 5:45 am sharp Pier 38, 1131 N. Nimitz, 536-2148 Wear warm cloths and shoes

14 Learn about the Hydrologic Cycle

15 Lab Requirements Field Notebook Safety Check Assumption of Risk & Release Permission for field trip

16 What We Do For You Stimulate your interest Guide you in asking critical questions Demonstrate data collection and documentation Show you basic analysis techniques

17 What We Expect of You Come on time and prepared to fully participate Join us in the spirit of adventure and learning Take the time and apply the effort

18 Please turn it off before arriving to class! Cell Phones

19 Mandatory Be on Time! 10% of grade Don’t expect labs to end early. Let instructor know if you anticipate an absence. Attendance

20 Participation All students participate in activities Group collaboration Proper care for equipment All help to clean up 10% of grade

21 HW Assignments 80% of grade 14 lab write-ups Late summaries deduct 3 pts More than 1 week late not accepted Lab Assignment Waikiki Aquarium

22 Homework Assignments Your work matches the assignment It is accurate and complete It is on-time It shows thoughtful insight

23 No plus or minus final grades Grading Grade cutoffs: A = above 90% B = 80%-89% C = 70%-79% D = 60%-69% F = below 59% Attendance10% Participation 10% Assignments 80% 100%

24 Assumptions You are here to participate You are honest You can show initiative

25 General Structure of the Labs Review and discuss homework Learn about the new tasks Work on the tasks in the lab and outside Review new homework assignment to be done between labs

26 Cheating Plagiarism See student handbook on conduct code or

27 Web Support

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