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YouTube Short: Exploring Oceanography in the Pacific Northwest

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March 1, 2024

Are you ready to dive deep into the fascinating world of oceanography?

If you’re looking for a unique class offering that perfectly embodies the Pacific Northwest (PNW to locals) experience, look no further than ESCI 102: General Oceanography at PLU. This class is also a requirement for the Earth Science major.

ESCI 102 goes beyond the surface level of oceanography, encompassing a wide range of scientific realms, including physics, chemistry, biology, climate science, and geology. By examining the ocean from these diverse perspectives, students gain a comprehensive understanding of its complexities and significance.

ESCI 102 allows PLU students to get their hands wet (literally!) with labs and field trips. These hands-on experiences reinforce theoretical concepts and foster a deeper appreciation for the natural world.

One of the highlights of ESCI 102 is the field trip to the Point Defiance Aquarium, just a few miles from campus. This excursion, led by Assistant Professor Angie Boysen, allows students to immerse themselves in the marine environment right in our backyard. Through observation and exploration, students can study marine organisms up close and personal.

As residents of the PNW, we are acutely aware of the importance of environmental stewardship. ESCI 102 instills in students a sense of responsibility towards our oceans and marine ecosystems, empowering them to become advocates for conservation and sustainability.

So, whether you’re a budding marine biologist, an environmental enthusiast, or simply curious about the wonders of the sea, ESCI 102 at PLU offers an enriching educational experience uniquely tailored to our region. Take the plunge!