Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L6027000 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 里海再生のための陸~川~海パートナーシップ策に関する演習
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Practical Cruise on Ecological Connectivity between Land and Sea
サイトウ ヒデトシ,ワカバヤシ カオリ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  Second Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2nd) Inte
Lesson Style Lecture/Practical Lesson Style
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2-days cruise on the training vessel Toyoshio Maru 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students
Keywords the training vessel Toyoshio Maru, Hiroshima Bay, SDGs 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
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The training vessel Toyoshio Maru, which is attached to the Faculty of Applied Biological Science , Hiroshima University, has provided various educational opportunities including the joint use outside the university. In this exercise cruise, students will learn about the connections among the forest, river, and sea through a two-day and one-night cruise in Hiroshima Bay. The course will visit Miyajima Island, where natural forests still remain, Ota River, and Atada Island, a representative field for the forest, river, and sea, respectively.
The SDG study points in this course are as follows.
Understand the process of supplying rich nutrients to the ocean through ocean water quality research.
Understand the fisheries resources nurtured by nutrient-rich water through oyster farming and anchovy fishing.
Understanding of the fish ecosystem of Hiroshima Bay through fishing surveys.
Through these learning experiences, participants will gain an understanding of the importance of the Satoumi. 
Class Schedule 12/12 (Thu) 9:00 assemble at training ship base (Kure Toyoshio Maru Base), 10:00 embarkation and departure, observation of fishing operation and onboard lecture, 11:00 water quality survey (near mouth of Ota River), lunch, 12:30 study of oyster farming, 15:30 arrival at Miyajima port, nature observation walk, dinner, fishing survey, report writing
12/13 (Fri) 8:00 Departure from Miyajima Port, 9:00 Water Quality Survey (off Miyajima), Observation of Anchovy Fishing Operation, Lunch, 11:00 Fishing Survey, 13:00 Onboard Lecture, Report Presentation, Onboard Cleaning, 15:30 Graduation Ceremony (Kure Toyoshio Maru Base), Dismissal

Maximum of 10 students
If there are too many applications, a drawing will be held.

The schedule may be subject to change or cancellation due to circumstances at the port of call, new coronavirus infection, or other reasons.
Handouts will be distributed as needed 
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Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Research the geography around the navigation route in advance 
Requirements Cost of attendance: Approx. 3,000 yen (for each meal from lunch on December 12 to lunch on December 13, laundry of bed sheets, etc.)
Transportation to and from the meeting place will be at your own expense.
If cancellations are made 10 days or more prior to the event, the full cost of onboard meals will be borne by the participants.
Please purchase the Student Accident Insurance and Gakkensai Liability Insurance (Japan Educational Exchanges and Services Foundation) in advance.
The requirements for the maximum number of people on board, the necessity of pre-boarding PCR tests, and the history of movement to prefectures where measures to prevent the spread of the virus or a state of emergency has been declared will differ depending on the level of measures taken to prevent infection with the new strain of coronavirus at Hiroshima University. The requirements for action according to the level of control will be notified approximately one month prior to the practical training. Regardless of the level of preparedness, the following three points must be strictly observed
1. Take your temperature every day for the last two weeks prior to the start of the exercise and keep it below 37.5°C. 2.
2. Prepare a health checkup/behavior record for the past two weeks and bring it with you to the exercise.
3. The body temperature on the day of the exercise must be 37.5℃ or lower.
The participants must strictly observe the meeting time (to be announced separately). The ship will depart on time even if there are no vacancies.
The place of assembly/dismissal: Training ship base, Hiroshima University.
 7-4 Takaracho, Kure City, Hiroshima 737-0029, Japan (Tel: 0823-23-4853)
 Approx. 35 minutes from JR Hiroshima Station to JR Kure Station (rapid train)
 Approx. 15 minutes walk from JR Kure Station
Training ship base Location map
Grading Method Evaluation will be based on 50 points for attitude and 50 points for presentation and report 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Students from other universities may also participate. 
Other What to bring
 Medical insurance card, athletic shoes, anti-seasickness medicine, work clothes (long sleeves, long pants, hat), notebook PC (required), writing utensils, toiletries, towels, bathing supplies, personal effects, etc.
Shorts, running shirts, sandals, slippers, etc. are not allowed.
*Towels and bathing supplies are not provided on board. Please bring your own.

If you must withdraw from the program, please notify your university's department or the Hiroshima University Biology Department Support Office as soon as possible.
In the event that you wish to withdraw, please notify the department in charge at your university and the Support Office for Biology at Hiroshima University as soon as possible.
1-4-4-4 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima, 739-8528, Japan TEL: 082-424-4323
E-mail: sei-gaku-sien@office.hiroshima-u.ac.jp

Contact for students who wish to enroll in the course
Students who are selected to enroll in the course will be contacted by the person in charge via e-mail to the e-mail address indicated on the course application form. Students who have submitted a course request form will receive an e-mail from the person in charge at the e-mail address
(saito@hiroshima-u.ac.jp) and check your e-mail regularly. If you change your e-mail address, be sure to notify the department in charge at your home university and the Department of Biology Support Office at Hiroshima University as soon as possible.

* Please note that there is a possibility of drastic changes in the plan or cancellation of the practical training depending on the infection status of the new coronavirus. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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