AQS 201 : Applied Learning in Aquarium Science I
First semester of Applied Learning in Aquarium Science. This course provides degree-seeking students beginning their second year in the Program enhanced learning opportunities and additional development by applying what they learned in their first year in instructor-directed projects in the Teaching Aquarium or at an offsite facility.
Working under the guidance of a mentor, students would demonstrate:
- How to interpret water chemistry tests results and formulate a response plan for proactive water quality management on one or more systems.
- An understanding of the importance of proper and consistent documentation in the health of aquatic animals and life support systems.
- Identify normal and abnormal fish and invertebrate behaviors to better understand and address emerging health issues.
- How to troubleshoot and optimize life support components on assigned systems.
- Enhanced daily husbandry duties to promote optimal system and aquatic animal health.
- How to describe theories and principles of routine husbandry verbally and in writing.
- How to develop a dietary regimen for specific species designed for optimal animal health.