Marine Biology Research Program
The MBRP is a three year program that will jump start you in core marine science topics employing hands-on, problem-based learning strategies. In these challenging college level courses, you’ll begin by creating Aquatic Ecosystem Models to learn the basics in biology, ecology, and oceanography. As an intermediate student you’ll acquire college level reading, writing, and statistics skills while creating a project. As an advanced student, you’ll finish your research project with the help of a scientist and, ultimately, use your own data to propose resource management solutions for the Hudson-Raritan Estuary. Along the way, you’ll learn how to manage projects, submit professional reports, and present at national and international conferences. You’ll also be given important career development opportunities such as career exploration techniques, ePortfolio development, and internships with scientists. Throughout the program you’ll be eligible for college credit and various certifications that will give you a competitive advantage in college and industry. Research scholars in this program have gone on to universities such as Fordham, Columbia, MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Vanderbilt, Brown, and the University of Pennsylvania with full scholarships to pursue careers in Marine Biology, Environmental & Mechanical Engineering, Finance, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and other challenging careers. They have also won 1st and 2nd prize in the NYC Science and Engineering fair over all public and private schools in the city.
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The Marine Biology Research Program’s final Self Study is the functional document containing the full scope of the program. All the documents contained herein detail the concepts, methods, materials, assessments, letters of support, and credentials used in implementing this ambitious program. This document was required for New York States Education Department certification.
01. Prepare students for resource management and conservation.
02. Give students a rigorous foundation in marine science.
03. Expose students to professional settings and careers in marine science.
04. Prepare students for college with rigorous research projects and college credit bearing courses.
05. Train students to use cutting edge technology (e.g. remote sensing equipment and Geographic Information Systems).
06. Characterize Governors Island’s marine environment and support the Oyster Restoration Project.