The New England coast is one of the most majestic and beautiful coastlines in the world. It is also one of the best-studied by marine biologists. We will travel throughout the New England coast, making an in-depth study of the biology that lives along its shores.
We will use the Darling Marine Center, located in Walpole, ME, as our home base. Students will visit rocky, sandy, and muddy shores to study the ecology of these systems in depth. The focus of this program will be on field research. Students will gain knowledge and experience in research methods in marine biology/ecology, and will participate in research projects directed by Dr. Griffen. The program will be ideal preparation for those considering graduate school in marine biology, but is open to all interested students with the required prerequisites.