Ocean Discovery Camp

Ocean Discovery campers testing out their "soda bottle submarines" that they made on the first day of camp! (c) ECOGIG

2017 Camp Information

We are excited to announce that the 2017 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.

Dates: July 10-July 14, 2017

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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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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