Wednesday, 5 August 2015

NEW Marine Biology offering - UTas College Program "XAS101 Practical Introduction to Temperate Marine Biology

Contact: Scott Ling, University of Tasmania
p: 6226 2619    e:

Date: 30 September - 4 October    
Location: Maria Island

Intended Audience: Science Teachers

Following on from our first successful offering of the University of Tasmania's College Program "XAS101 Practical Introduction to Temperate Marine Biology", I wish to alert you that due to popular demand this Unit is again being offered again.

It will be held from 30 Sep to 4 October 2015 on Maria Island during the first week of the September Holidays.

To better understand how unique this course is please follow the link below for a short video that was filmed during our first ever course held during the Easter holidays earlier this year.

If you feel that you have students who would benefit and would be interested then please let me know and I will arrange a time over coming weeks to visit the classroom to give a presentation to any prospective students, detailing the course and important associated information - as summarised here:

The really big positive for this Unit is that year 11 and year 12 students who are concurrently enrolled in level 2 Life Sciences/ level 3 Biology or Environmental Science & Society will, upon successful completion of the Unit, gain 12.5% credit towards a Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Studies. Their results can also contribute to TE/ATAR scores. Furthermore this Unit is HECS free - see attached doc for further details & details of the field excursion fee of $645 per student.

We know that this second offering of this course will be bigger and better and even more rewarding for students and teachers alike, but it is limited to a maximum of 24 eligible students on a first in, first served basis. We also have another offering scheduled for Easter 2016 for those that may miss out this Sep/ Oct.

We look forward to hearing from you and sharing our passion and understanding of the marine world with young minds.

Kind Regards,
Dr Scott Ling & Dr Mary-Anne Lea