Course Description and Credit Information

The Coastal Ecology course explores the biotic and abiotic factors that affect coastal communities. This course explores the main coastal habitat types in depth with physical factors, tropic levels, and the flora and fauna that inhabit these ecosystems. Human influences and effects are discussed for each habitat type and the overall health of coastal environments, as well as their long term conservation and protection

 

Learning Objectives:

1. Comprehend Physical factors of coastal habitats, including topics such as:
– Tides, how they work and what drives them.
– Geologic processes that create estuaries, marshes, beaches, and rocky
 shores.

2. Comprehend Estuaries, where fresh and salt water mix, including topics such as:
– Major types of estuaries
 – Stratified water columns and effects on biodiversity

3. Learn about Coastal Shore communities, including topics such as:
– Salt Marshes
– Mangroves
– Sandy Beaches
 – Rocky Shores

 

General Course Information

 

Credits

1.5 CEU/CE/PH/CH

HSW

Yes

Format

Pre-recorded webinar

Presenter

Jennifer McCarthy Tyrrell, B.S. in Biology and Marine Science, Masters in Environmental Studies

 

Course Approvals

 

LA CES Approved

Yes

States: AK, AL, AR, CT, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NE, NH, NM, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY

Yes

North Carolina

Yes

New York 
 ***Each licensee is responsible for determining if this course meets the state requirements

***

New Jersey

Yes

Florida

Yes

GA, MN, and SD
**There is no process to get courses pre-approved in your state, but there should be no issues getting this course approved.
 If not approved, we will exchange it for another course or provide a full refund.

Yes
**See explanation

 

Canada Provinces and Territories

British Columbia

Yes, per reciprocity with LA CES

Ontario

Yes, per reciprocity with LA CES

Course curriculum

  1. 01
    • Watch the Video

  2. 02
    • Take the Quiz

  3. 03
    • Take the Survey