Education

picture of students on the dockThe DMC is host to many UMaine accredited courses for undergraduate and graduate students. These courses are offered as part of fall Semester By the Sea program and UMaine’s Summer University program.  Though most of our students hail from the main campus in Orono, all courses are open to students from other University of Maine System campuses and other institutions, as well.

Students are engaged in every dimension of research at the DMC. Many graduate students from UMaine’s School of Marine Sciences are in residence, and the lab is open to graduate students from throughout the UMS system and other institutions, as well. Each summer we welcome 20 or more undergraduate students to our labs; many other students conduct independent research as part of the Semester by the Sea program. To learn more about these opportunities, check out our summer internships listing, as it changes regularly.

The DMC hosts  professional development workshops as well. These non-accredited short courses are offered by the DMC, or by local non-profits and educational organizations.

Our K-12 education coordinator that works with local schools to enhance their marine science curriculum with field trips and outreach programs.

Our University Field Trip Program regularly draws groups from Maine, Massachussets, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and beyond. Though it is primarily college and university instructors that make use of our facility for field trips, we host high school field-intensive experiences focused on marine and environmental sciences, as well.

Broadening the Reach of Ocean Science investigates issues in educational research that pertain to pedagogy, practice, and the learning process. The mission of this multi-institutional collaborative is to broaden the impacts of scientific research to a wide range of audiences: educators (formal and informal), undergraduate and graduate students, and the general public.