Intro to Marine Biology


*This course is intended for lower elementary students


Class Schedule

Saturdays 9:00-9:50 AM PST

August 24, August 31, September 7, September 14, September 21, September 28

Note: Classes are listed in PST, click below to convert time to your time zone.

Course Overview

Have you ever wanted to become a marine biologist?

In this course, students will explore different marine habitats, what makes them special, and the special creatures that are adapted for these habitats. We’ll discover what defines each habitat, discuss the fantastic and amazing creatures in each habitat, and use the lens of food webs to explore different and diverse marine ecosystems. We’ll connect animal adaptations and what makes these animals exceptionally suited for their ecosystem. 

Student Outcomes: 

  • Explore different marine ecosystems, and the diverse animals that inhabit those ecosystems
  • Discover marine animal adaptations
  • Compare ecosystems by looking at different food webs

Student Experience





Your Teacher: Lindsey Roberts

Lindsey Roberts has worked as a teacher in California for over 8 years. She has a Bachelor’s in Zoology from Colorado State University, a background in marine biology, and a Masters of Arts in Education from the University of San Francisco. Her experience spans from working with animals, conducting scientific research, and classroom teaching at a public charter school in grades k-8. She has a passion for science, math, and fostering curiosity.  She has taught a wide range of ability levels including gifted students. Lindsey enjoys creating project based learning units connecting multiple subject matters in a way for students to better understand. In addition to working at Cresconova, she currently operates Rooted in STEM Education, ( a private tutoring business. Her clients are both international and domestic and many of her current students identify as gifted. They respond to her high level of engagement and deep content knowledge. She is thrilled to share her passions of animals, science, and math with Cresconova students!