Course detail: An Introduction to Marine Biology for Non-Scientists

Join us to study the physical and chemical features of oceans (e.g., tides and salinities) and learn about the estuarine animal and plant communities. We'll examine ecology of rocky intertidal habitats (e.g., U.S. West Coast) and discuss sandy shore communities. Finally, we'll delve into offshore habitats, to include coral reefs and shallow and deep-water organisms.

An Osher membership fee of $25 is required to enroll in this class. If you have not paid your membership fee, please click on the blue link below under "course accessibility" to add the membership fee to your shopping cart. Then continue shopping to select your courses and/or events. If you have questions about whether or not you have paid your member fee, please call 785-864-6779.

Instructor Bio: James (Jim) Thorp is an aquatic ecologist who retired at the end of 2023 from the University of Kansas and is now an emeritus professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and is also associated with the Kansas Biological Survey and Center for Ecological Research. He has published over 150 journal articles and 11 books on aquatic subjects.

Course Accessibility: Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you require reasonable accommodations in order to participate in an event, please email or call 785-864-6779 at least three weeks before the first day of the event.

Course pre-requisites
(required) Osher Membership Fee

 Session Information: OC24305F

Schedule: Every week on Monday, starting on 06/24/24 and ending on 07/08/24
Only 5 days left to register!
Times: 02:00pm-04:00pm CDT
In-Person : $50.00


Thank you for registering for this Osher in-person course. The class will meet at the Osher Institute, St. Andrews Office, 1515 St. Andrews Dr., Lawrence, KS. We look forward to seeing you in class.


Name Additional Resources
James Thorp

Facility Detail

Osher Institute, St. Andrews Office Facility In Person
1515 St. Andrews Dr.
Lawrence, KS 66047

Cancellation Policy

A refund less a $5.00 cancellation fee will be assessed for all cancellations made in writing prior to 7 days before the start of the event. After that time, no refunds will be made.