Marine Botany at Hopkins Marine Station
of Stanford University
We found delight in the study of seaweeds in their natural habitats, combining the pleasures of field work (including snorkeling in the cold Pacific) and laboratory studies with our work toward better computer and communication skills. Winter quarter at Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Station in Pacific Grove, California, provides an opportunity to try a less traditional approach to the study of marine botany. Each student selects an alga or grass to research and report on drawing on their creativity with illustrations, micrographs, video and animations. Follow the links to the left to see the resulting electronic publication of our path of inquiry.