Explore the ecology of Coastal Nantucket with Dr. Sarah Bois (Linda Loring Nature Foundation) and Dr. Jen Karberg (Nantucket Conservation Foundation). Over the course of five weeks, we will examine the historic, current and future use of Nantucket’s coastline through the lens of it’s ecological importance and resilience.
After completing this hybrid virtual/field trip course, participants will have a deeper understanding of the ecology of Nantucket’s coastline as well as a deeper understanding of the natural and anthropogenic forces impacting how our coastline functions and how it will respond to future climate change.
Event details and schedule
Course commitment is 3.5 hours each week with a weekly lecture Wednesday at 6pm (90min) and a weekly field trip Saturdays at 9am (2hrs), subject to weather. Course will run from Wednesday May 12th, 2021 – Saturday June 13th, 2021.
All lectures will be recorded and placed on the course website by Thursday mornings at 9am. While we prefer in-person lecture attendance for discussion, we understand that isn’t always possible.
The course will host a webpage available to all participants that will archive all lectures as well supplemental course readings and videos.