3rd annual Ocean Discovery Camp

3rd annual Ocean Discovery Camp
Campers at the Aquarium Outfitters store - they got to see, touch, feed and learn about all sorts of marine creatures on our 2018 field trip! Photo courtesy of UGA Summer Academy.

June 14, 2018

The third year of our Ocean Discovery Camp was a huge success!! We partnered with the University of Georgia's summer academy again, and enjoyed using the Science Learning Center on UGA's main campus!

Our campers (ages 11-14) explored a number of ocean-themed topics through hands-on projects, crafts (tubeworms! sea turtles! trash monsters!), 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. This year camp was held during World Ocean's Week so we tried to make it a special week, and included a field trip to our local aquarium store and a day dedicated to plastic pollution in the oceans, the theme for this year's World Oceans Day.

Ocean Discovery campers designed and built their own ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles) and test drove them in the pool! The controllers for their ROVs are available for purchase online here

Our campers also created PSA videos based on some of the ocean topics we touched on throughout the camp!

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 success again this year!! 

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