AQS 201: Applied Learning in Aquarium Science I

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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.

Course Outcomes

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.
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