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Marine Science

Learn about the ocean in the middle of the United States - but afterwards travel to Florida and experience the real thing! Marine Science is offered in Crete during the fall semester then, in January, students travel to the Newfound Harbor Marine Institute in the Florida Keys. There we snorkel coral reefs, kayak the keys, and literally immerse themselves in the sea. Click here to see a video taken by a Doane student while snorkeling in the Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary.  To read the article in the Lincoln Journal Star newspaper about the experience click here.
Oceans cover about 70% of the planet's surface.  No matter where we live the influence of the sea is present in our daily lives affecting the planet's climate, biosphere, and energy resources.  Also, as long as we are there we explore nearby Everglades National Park!