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Dive Deep! Calling All Marine Biologists to Be! – Wednesday – Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 – 20 Weeks – Grades 5-9

Wednesday, August 31 2022 @ 1:00PM Wednesday, March 22 2023 @ 2:30PM EDT


Sarah Pope

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5 – 9

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1:00PM – 2:30PM (ET)


Fall 2022/Winter 2023

AP / Honors / NCAA Approved

NCAA Approved Course


Wednesday, August 31 2022 @ 1:00PM EDT
Wednesday, March 22 2023 @ 2:30PM EDT
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If you love the creatures of the sea, then you will love this class!  This is an introductory course for students that are interested in understanding the Marine environment. We will explore all marine organisms from the shores to the trenches.  As well as cover marine habitats, their physical and behavioral characteristics, and adaptation they have to live in their marine environment.  So if you’re crazy about coral or love lobsters, then sign up for Dive Deep! Calling All Marine Biologists to Be!

This is an interactive, hands on class. Students will be required to read, take notes, make and apply concepts discussed in class with unit projects. Each unit project allows students to dive deep in to their understanding of marine ecology, animal adaptations, marine invertebrates and marine vertebrates.

Student will be required to complete 2-3 hours of homework outside of the weekly classes. Most assignments can be printed and uploaded for grading.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 5, 2022..

There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.

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Rated 5 out of 5
January 18, 2022

This was the first interactive online class our daughter took with Mrs. Pope and she wound up hooked! She was ready for class early every week and was even upset when a “vacation day” happened because she so wanted to be in class.

The most memorable piece was how this class was able to be taught anywhere. On dissection day, our family had an emergency and one of my friends offered to allow my daughter to bring all of her dissection materials to her home so the class wouldn’t be missed. Her three sons heard about what was being dissected and observed the class and started asking questions themselves. It’s amazing how one’s love of a class can become contagious! Thank you, OTA, for making classes be taught anywhere!

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C. T, Connecticut

Amazing class!

Rated 5 out of 5
January 18, 2022

After taking the Dig Deep Marine Biology course, my daughter wanted to take more ocean related classes.. She was so thrilled to find out she could take Big Blue with Mrs. Pope. Mrs. Pope continued to do a wonderful job providing hands on projects that expanded her knowledge and love more marine biology life. If you have a child who is interested in how the ocean works or wants to get into a marine field, this class is great to take!

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