Ocean Discovery Camp

2017 Ocean Discovery campers testing out their ROVs (remotely operated vehicles) that they made at camp! (c) ECOGIG

2018 Camp Information

We are excited to announce that the 2018 Ocean Discovery Camp will be hosted through the University of Georgia's Center for Continuing Education! Registration and more information is available online through their summer academy website. Registration begins Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 at 10am (EST).

Dates: June 4 - June 8, 2018

Cost: $250*

*scholarships available

The Ocean Discovery Camp offers a unique hands-on approach to marine science and ocean conservation issues. Each day will have a different ocean-related theme and is filled with aquatic fun designed to promote scientific literacy and understanding of the role that healthy oceans play in conservation. Students will learn about the technology and tools used in marine science research and experience the thrill of scientific discovery through hands-on exploration, projects, and crafts.

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2017 Camp Information

The second year of our Ocean Discovery Camp was a huge success!! We partnered with the University of Georgia's summer academy and our campers got to be the first camp held in the new Science Learning Center on campus!

Our campers (ages 11-14) explored a number of ocean-themed topics through hands-on projects, crafts (yarn octopus! tubeworms! sea turtles!), games, videos & photo slideshows. The topics we visited at camp included the ways we explore the deep oceans, amazing ocean ecosystems, chemosynthetic processes and communities & threats to our oceans such as plastic pollution, oil spills & climate change. 

Ocean Discovery campers designed and built their own ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles) and even raced them at the end of camp! The controllers for their ROVs are available for purchase online here. You can watch a short video of their ROVs in action in our video gallery!

Our campers also created stop motion videos based on some of the ocean topics we touched on throughout the camp- we had a creative bunch of campers who produced some amazing works of art! They are vieweable online and in our video gallery!

All of the photos from camp are available on our Facebook page

A big thank you to everyone who helped to make the Ocean Discovery Camp a big success again this year!! 

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2016 Camp Information

The inaugural 2016 Ocean Discovery Camp was a huge success - our campers had a great time while becoming young ocean experts. Ocean Discovery campers explored a number of ocean-themed topics through hands-on projects, crafts, games, and presentations. The topics we visited at camp included tools and technology used in deep ocean exploration, features of amazing deepwater ecosystems in our oceans, the arctic ocean ecosystem, sounds in the ocean & threats to our oceans such as plastic pollution, oil spills & climate change. 

Ocean Discovery campers learned to build working mini-ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles) and test drove them -- all ROVs built at camp were successfully operational!! The kits used at camp are available for purchase from Apogee Kits here.

Campers also created stop-motion videos based on some of the ocean topics we explored at camp- we had a creative bunch of campers who produced fantastic projects. You may view them all here:

Ocean Discovery Camp week one stop motion videos

Ocean Discovery Camp week two stop motion videos

All of the photos from camp are available on our Facebook page- week 1 & week 2

We are grateful for everyone who participated in and helped to make our first ever Ocean Discovery Camp a big success!!

 

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